>$50 steam streaming box
>$50 extra for controller
Here are the inputs
I'd buy it
People don't even KNOW this exists as a concept, much less CARE about refresh rates.
Welcome to the outside world, get out from that basement.
I'm going to get a link, my money is on it supporting regular 360 controllers given the USB ports too. Valve don't need to make cash from a $50 controller, the goal here is to get you to use steam in the living room and replace consoles, they could never release a game or product again and still be rich as fuck.
>Then... plug in the HDMI cord to your TV?
PC is on the bedroom
Living room is far away
Would need a fucking huge HDMI cord
This is fantastic to play couch co-op or just to simply game on the living room by day, go fap to the bedroom by night
The purpose of this is to remove the need for a small PC/laptop plugged into your TV for streaming shit to, a long ass HDMI cable isn't really practical for most people either, and the maximum they can do is about 40/50 feet reliably.
It'll look like you're watching a YouTube video of the game you're playing, but with added lag.
Play games on your PC, by your PC and spend the money on a PS4 to get the exclusives you won't find anywhere else.
Almost certainly, but will it be a ARM SOC, or will it be x86. This thing could be a little stealth Linux Steam Machine instead of simply a streaming box. There's a lot of lightweight indie and older games that could run on a very low power x86 chip.
And they'd make MORE money since the thing would be pre-made to integrate with steam features. Everyone would go crazy implementing them for funzies and making more gabebucks for valve.
>It will have a recent version Linux kernel.
Will this actually be a machine with an operating system inside it? It leaves the impression that it's just a "wireless" way to stream. Like having a wireless HDMI cable
Yes, all these little streaming devices like the Chromecast tend to actually be tiny little Linux machines. Now it may not have any sort of hardware you'd want to use besides a basic graphics core and a h.264 decoder but it will probably be hackable to do more if you want.
I bet they create a special section of Steam Link games that you can play directly on the device when your PC is busy.
almost every tv is 60hz, I've never seen a lcd tv panel that actually operates higher than that; tvs have a different standard of advertising and the sticker refresh is an interpolated figure
most tv signals and media are 24hz
a computer monitor at >60hz is completely different than a tv
this is technology that's decades old now, if you don't understand it yet you're dumb as fuck
Possibly, but we know that Valve have been wanting to expand to ARM by stepping from Windows x86 to Linux x86 before moving to Linux ARM.
A little mainstream device with an understandable restriction in its native library could be a good place for them to start that final step.
>that shitty render
oh boy more vaporware to add to the pile