Akimbo Internet video on-demand set top box
A little late in the making, Akimbo has finally announced plans to release their RCA co-branded set top box. Your typical box is usually used for cable or sat tuning, but Akimbo's can be used to tap into a library of 13000+ movies and documentaries. I like the idea of mixing something like this with a standard offering from cable or sat company.
From the article:
In total, Akimbo offers 13,000 on-demand videos and movies from 200 content
providers. The service spans seven languages with more content added
The RCA Akimbo Set Top Box is based on Thomson's IP1100 IPTV
platform. It uses a number of advanced compression codecs to deliver quality
video at lower bandwidths and can record up to 100 hours of video.
Akimbo service is also available on PCs and other Media Centers running Windows
Media Center Edition.