iconBIT – CES 2012
One of the more frustrating things about the market for media streamers is how little file support has progressed over the last couple years. Of course that’s not all bad, because generally most things work and there’s still a lot of work to do on the UI but it was refreshing to see an actual HDMI 1.4 (yes, they are claiming 3D Blu-ray compatibility) from a couple of Realtek RTD1186DD based streamers from a company I’d never heard of before – iconBIT.
More interesting than that, they appear to
be the only company one of a few companies (thanks Damian) actually shipping HDMI 1.4 capable streamers (Dune HD announced a product, but as we know it will be several months before they actually ship). We should be getting a review unit any day now, and assuming it lives up to the spec sheet I have a feeling more people will become familiar with this startup.