Not that long ago we told you about GlideTV
and how it aims to bring the PC to the TV in a much better way that you can currently enjoy. Well shortly after that we were able to get our hands on the GlidTV Navigator and the new Software complete with the "What’s On" browser. This kit goes a long way to bringing extended functionality, easier navigation and more consolidated HTPC Experience. We Put one of these in play in our lab and then in our own personal Home Theater room to see just what GlideTV does the PC on the TV experience.The Box and Goodies
If you are just looking for the GlideTV software then all you have to do is head over to their website and download the latest version. This will get you the GlideTV experience [including the Browser and What’s on search functions]. However, that is only part of the package. To get the full experience you need one more piece...
This is the Navigator.
The Navigator arrives in a classic black box with the GlideTV logo on it and not much more. The bottom of the box does have some additional information but really only serves to let you know that you have picked up the right piece of hardware.
Once you open the box you are greeted by the Navigator itself sitting in a black sea of foam. This cradle is for the protection [and presentation] of the Navigator. Once you slip this out you will find there is much more below.
Under the foam insert we find the charging base, a USB cable [USB B to Mini-USB] and also a USB AC adaptor. Stuffed under the foam is a small USB RF receiver which makes using the Navigator from anywhere in the room much easier [no need for line of sight].
Other than the Navigator you also get a DVD that contains the GlideTV software
. However, I would recommend heading over to the GlideTV site and downloading the most current Beta version to have access to all of the features available.
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