Download music with your PS2
BroadQ announced today the latest in technology for the Playstation 2, the QCast Tuner that allows players to download and listen to music on their PS2. The hardware must be coupled with the SCEA Network Adaptor (August 27 release) and allows use with either the Analog Controller or remote control. Media types that are compatible include MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4/DivX digital media formats.
"There is a nearly infinite supply of digital content available today, and everyone agrees that the problem is how to make it available on the TV. Most solutions involve selling another piece of specialized equipment to the consumer," said Stacy Cook, president and chief executive officer of BroadQ. "With QCast Tuner software, the consumer takes advantage of the electronics they already own. Today, there are over 13 million US homes with Sony PlayStation 2 consoles, and research indicates that 59% are connected to a television in the living or family room. By just adding water, or in this case QCast Tuner software, they have an instant digital home entertainment center."
"The Sony PlayStation 2 has excellent decoding capabilities and when coupled with the processing power, storage and Internet connectivity of the computer, this combination creates a powerful and affordable thin client digital media center," said Eric Smith, chief technology officer for BroadQ.
The QCast Tuner retails for $49.95, allowing for free shipping and handling with those who order it prior to August 25, 2002. We'll have more information in the future regarding when and where you can purchase this product.
7/29/2002 Matt Stensrud