Cablevision to offer a new PC to TV Relay service starting in June

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Takings its cue from the success of VUDU, Roku, and Boxee, Cablevision is developing a new PC to TV Relay service which will provide a dedicated channel for customers to serve up computer content to their TV. The service connects a home PC to a TV using a set-top cable box and can display Internet content including Hulu, media files stored on the computer, and local documents like email, spreadsheets, etc. The service routes the content through Cablevision’s network where it is piped back down through the cable box and displayed on the TV via a secured channel that is unique to each customer. This service is targeted at the technology challenged customer as most savvy computer users already have a laptop with HDMI and know how to route computer content to their TV without Cablevision’s help. Windows users can jump on board when the service is launched as a technical trial in June while Mac owners will have to wait for the Mac version of the software to be completed. This seems like a pretty decent attempt at bringing computer content to the living room as the hardware is already in place. Any takers?

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