MediaCentral 2.8 supports TubeStick hybrid

equinux today released MediaCentral 2.8 with a new TV engine to support TubeStick hybrid

South San Francisco, USA − May 23, 2008: equinux today released MediaCentral 2.8, the ultimate mediacenter solution for Mac OS X. MediaCentral now fully supports the latest addition to the TubeStick family - TubeStick hybrid. US users are now able to watch live digital and analog television within Media Central.

Watch, pause and rewind live TV with MediaCentral

MediaCentral 2.8 now has the same TV engine as the new and innovative TV application The Tube. When TubeStick hybrid is being used in conjunction with MediaCentral, users can access saved locations, thus eliminating the need to again search for channels. The TV channels and total viewing experience can be controlled with the Apple Remote making it simple to pause the current TV show and catch up later using Timeshift.

Watch your favorite The Tube recordings

MediaCentral 2.8 also provides access to TV shows that have been recorded with The Tube. Users only need to click through their library with the Apple Remote, choose their preferred recording and start playback. It is also possible to activate closed captioning while watching with the Apple Remote.

Price & Availability

MediaCentral 2.8 is a free update for every registered user. Users need only visit the equinux website and download the new version to install it. TubeStick hybrid is available immediately at the equinux Online Store or at local Apple dealers for a recommended retail price of only US$129. TubeStick hybrid also includes The Tube TV software.