D-Link DSM-330 eyes up Apple TV

News that iTunes finally has TV shows for us Brits to download will hearten Apple TV users but it could be about to get competition from plucky upstar

News that iTunes finally has TV shows for us Brits to download will hearten Apple TV users but it could be about to get competition from plucky upstart, DivXThe format's long been a favourite for space-starved film buffs who want to cram a DVD-quality movie onto a bog-standard CD but now, with the advent of DivX 720p and wireless networking, it could be coming into its own as the format of choice for HD movie streaming in tech-savvy types’ cribs.D-Link's DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player is set to be the first of a line of new telly boxes promoting the rebel format. It eschews its own hard disk for pure Wi-Fi streaming via a PC – even the menu screens are streamed over the air, which cuts down on the hardware needed to power the Apple TV-style interface.It'll hook up to your own DivX library or browse the indie fayre available online at Stage 6 and while most other movie content available on DivX tends to be of the illegally pirated sort, this could be enough to shift it into the legitimate, if paid for, mainstream.Word is we'll be getting them in Europe before the end of the year so watch this space for more...EssentialsD-Link DSM-330Price: £TBAOn sale: Q4 2007 Contact: DivX ConnectedRelated stories:Gadget of the Day – Freecom Network MediaPlayerVidcast vote: Netgear HD Entertainer v Linksys KiSS 1600Netgear Digital Entertainer upsets the Apple box