The KiSS 1600 can stream your digital multimedia files from your computer or other digital devices disc directly to your TV and/or entertainment center.
The KiSS 1600 will upscale standard definition DVDs to 720p or 1080i resolution to provide a high definition entertainment experience using the HDMI connection.
Moreover, the KiSS 1600 DVD and media player is designed to harness the power of the Internet. Users can access the unique Internet connectivity capabilities of the Linksys online service (for example, applications and services such as Internet radio stations, online gaming, etc.).
Play everything in your digital library. The KiSS 1600 is compatible with many media formats (so you can, for example, access your favorite movies, music, picture slideshows, games directly from your TV). Watch Windows Media 9, and Nero Digital files in standard definition or high definition, and enjoy your collection of movies, music and pictures from DVDs, CDs, USB and the network.
Use wireless or Ethernet connections with the KiSS 1600 player to instantly send data to your TV. Of course, the USB 2 port also allows you to connect a hard disk, MP3 player, digital camera, etc.
For me the key features that mean it is an upgrade to my upscaling Philips DVD player:
1) wireless upnp streaming so you can stream direct from your computer (SW supplied but the Mac is better running http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16909/kiss-maclink
2) the USB port on most players is USB1 leading to occasional stuttering when playing back some divx files.
3) AVC/H.264 playback (after firmware update) - shame it isn't AVCHD but that would be asking it to outperform my main computer!
Was £150, last seen on hotdealsuk at £100, now only £50.
Bought one instore at Maplins (Beehive branch, Cambridge), 7 left in the back at the time. Not in the latest catalogue nor can I find in online today.