Tiny Computers has launched an alternative to the standalone DVD player - a wireless device which transmits DVD signals from the PC to the TV.
TinyWave 2001, which is touted as a cheaper and smaller alternative to a DVD player and less cumbersome than wires, transmits audio and video messages to the TV up to a distance of 50 metres.
The device consists of a transmitter, which connects to the PC, and a receiver, which attaches to the TV. Tiny said the DVD signals can travel through walls while maintaining the image quality of a standard home DVD player.
TinyWave will also enable people to monitor any activity on the internet through their TV. Tiny said parents will have "peace of mind" by being able to monitor their children's activities on the internet with a surf control feature that allows people to switch to the AV channel on their TV to see what sites are being browsed.
"The TinyWave is perfect as a Christmas present for people who can't afford the cost of a DVD player," said a spokeswoman. "Priced at £129, there is quite a big difference between that and the cost of a player."
The cost of a DVD player can range from about £150 upwards. The cheapest DVD player available from Dixons Online retail store costs £149.99, with the most expensive costing £1174. DVD players on offer from online seller Quality Electrical Direct start at £189 and go up to £1159.
TinyWave, which is compatible with all PCs, will be available from Tiny showrooms and www.tiny.com from 21 November.
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