MvixUSA has updated their flagship media center product, the Ultio, to now include DVR (digital video recording) capabilities. The Ultio Pro plays back Blu-ray quality 1080p hi-def video, photos, and music on your high-def TV via HDMI and stores it all on its internal hard drive which you can get as large as 2TB.
And now, the Pro can record video on the fly from your cable/satellite TV, your camcorder or from DVDs, instead of acting just as a repository. The Ultio Pro is a virtual Swiss Army knife of video, image and audio formats including: mp4, avi, iso, asf, wmv, flv, mkv, rm, ts, mpg, vob, mp3, wma, aac, ogg, flac, jpg, bmp and gif. To see the full list, download the Formats PDF from MvixUSA.
And of course, the Ultio Pro plays back media from your network and the Internet, including from your computer and from services liks Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more.
Price: $169 without hard drive; $384 with 2TB drive. (You can buy the barebones version and insert whatever sized drive you’d like.)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)
I bought one of these and the hard drive was DOA. Customer service told me to take the unit apart and ship the drive to the manufacturer. I was told this is the policy stated on some obscure page on their site – thanks!
By the way – when it does work the remote is flaky, the picture is grainy and if you try to update the firmware you will likely BRICK the unit.
Sorry to hear that KB. Since Mvix sells a lot of those units without drives, I sort of understand that policy, not that we agree.
Have you checked out the MvixCommunity forum to see if someone can help you with the firmware upgrade? But yeah, Mvix has had a change in fortunes, and it certainly doesn't seem like these media players are their #1 focus any more.
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