OK, so I was in the shower this morning getting ready for work, after a vigorous round of snow blowing – my welcome home present from New England, thanks – and I was thinking. Specifically I was thinking about the CES posts I’d made recently, and the things I have yet to sort out and cover, and the mountain of email waiting for me at work, when it hit me… Now, this is definitely an ‘out there’ idea, but I felt the need to share it.
What if the SlingCatcher supported TiVo’s Home Media Engine protocol? The SDK is openly available and the protocol is documented. The SlingCatcher has the hardware to handle MP3s and JPEGs, as well as MPEG frames which HME can use for backgrounds.
The SlingCatcher would immediately be able to benefit from existing HME applications like Galleon, AudioFaucet, Apps.tv, PlayTeeVee.com, etc, etc. And with a second platform supporting HME it could give HME development a shot in the arm for both platforms.
Yeah, it’ll probably never happen.