netv front sm 600x405 Chumby NeTV Networked In line HDTV Interface

netv insides 600x349 Chumby NeTV Networked In line HDTV Interface

Even if you own one of the newer smart TVs, you’ll want the new NeTV from Chumby. Out of the box it can use an Android handset as a controller (iOS soon). Enter a website in an app on the phone and have it show up on your TV in a WebKit browser. Scroll the page on your phone and it will scroll along on your TV. Easily share photos from your gallery app directly to your big screen. Overlay smart TV content including Twitter, Facebook, sports scores, SMS, and email updates as it passes through the NeTV. These are just a few things you can do with the NeTV.

Under the hood, you’ve got an open system running Linux that includes an onboard Spartan 6 FPGA for heavyweight hackability. Source for PCB, mechanical design, breakout board, and FPGA are available on the Chumby wiki. The unit itself sports an 800 MHz Marvel CPU that draws between 300-700 mA, comes with onboard WiFi, and supports 480p, 720p, and 1080p24 “True Cinema” resolutions. If you’re looking for a nice compact Linux system with WiFi that’s built with makers in mind, then you’ll love the new Chumby NeTV when it’s available.

Movie describing NeTV’s basic features

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