The venerable Mvix player and enclosure took a quantum leap forward in ability and coolness. First, it’s a drive enclosure…you have to supply your own hard drive…, but you can put any size 3.5″ IDE hard drive. Any size. What size you got? Trust me, that’ll fit. Second, it connects to your network either via Ethernet or 802.11b/g/pre-N MIMO. Third, it’s a media player that connects to your HDTV via composite, component, s-video or DVI.
What you want more? Okay, how about it’s massive file support? It can do Mpeg-1/2/4, VOB, WMV 9, DivX, and Xvid. It’ll play your MP3’s, WMA’s, AAC’s, Ogg files, or straight-up WAV and AC3. It can do it all from its internal hard drive, an external USB drive, or even stream off of your other computers over the network.
More? Wow, you’re greedy! Okay, it will also display your photos for you, showing you a happy little slideshow while you listen to your music files.
Last, but not least, it will do all this while upsampling to 1920 x 1080i.
Hey, quit drooling on your keyboard. The Geeks have a review coming soon along with the official launch of Mvix Community… go ahead over to the community and sign up to learn more about the Mvix player and to check out the latest on the product.
* Processor: SEM8621L
* Operating System: ucLinux
* Video Formats: DivX (3/4/5), AVI, Xvid, MPEG, VCD(DAT), DVD(VOB, IFO), WMV-9, TP, TS, TRP
* Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, PCM, AC3, DTS (pass-thru and downmixing)
* Image Formats: BMP, JPEG/JPG, PNG
* Video Output: Composite, S-Video, Component, and DVI
* Audio Output: Stereo RCA, 5.1 channel RCA, Coaxial, Optical
* TV Standard: NTSP, PAL or AUTO
* Hi-Def Decoding: HD Component Y, Pb, Pr (480p, 720p, 1080i) / HD DVI (480, 720, 1080i, 1080p)
* Audio Decoding: MPEG-1 AND MPEG-2 Laysers I, II, and III (MP3), and MPEG-2 BC multi-channel layers I, II and III, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AAC-LC, WMA9 and WMA9 Pro
* Networking: RJ-45 Ethernet (10/100), Wireless 802.11b/g/Pre-N MIMO
* Network Security: WEP and MAC filtering
* Hard Disk Type: 3.5″ Internal IDE(PATA)
* Power: AC-DC Adapter 12V, 2.5a
* Dimension: 187mm(w) x 193mm(h) x 58mm(d) or 7.4″(w) x 7.6″(h) x 2.3″(d)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)