For years we have been pitched on the idea of technology convergence in the family room. As Naval has pointed out here before, he's a true believer. And I must say, having finally gotten a chance to check out Naval's Home Theater PC, it is awesome. My favorite feature is his integration of MAME -- instant 80's video games at your fingertips. To my mind, convergence is a foregone conclusion.
Perhaps the first mass market converged device has finally made it to the marketplace. Sony released details today on the PSX. PSX is Sony's CD-R, DVD-R, PVR and PS2 (with 100Mbps ethernet port for online gaming) all in one. It will come with either a 160GB or 250GB hard drive. And Sony is planning to sell it in Japan by the end of this year for as little as $700 or so. But for the fact that I've already got a DVD-R, CD-R, PVR and PS2 in my family room, I would be all over it. I am thrilled that the convergence wars have begun -- consumers will undoubtedly be the beneficiaries.