(PresseBox) (Ahrensburg, )Problem & solution
The multimedia world is not perfect yet. Anything – video, music, pictures – is stored in some place and can be displayed in some place. Theoretically. In the real world it often can’t be displayed just where or how you like to display it.
The new HDD network mediaplayer ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B is the answer to this problem. It delivers video and audio to the designated output device. The user is able to show videos, music or pictures and enjoy them without having to apologize permanently.
With & without a network
The ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B can be employed either as a part of a network or as a stand-alone data source – or both. Even in a network it is appropriate for users without special knowledge. Installation and configuration here are easy, thanks to DHCP.
By the way, networks are more widespread than usually considered. Broadband users virtually use a network.
The ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B renders media content from all usual formats – and some more. In a network – LAN or W-LAN – it picks them up wherever it finds them. Be it the HDD of a PC or a Mac, an external HDD or a USB-stick – connected via one of the two USB interfaces, be it a NAS or the Internet - such as radio streams. For access you choose between Samba and UPnP-AV.
HDD & Full High Definition
The ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B can hold a hard disk drive. There are two primary reasons for this. First it can make obsolete the integration of the ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B into a network as you can load all the data to be rendered onto the HDD. The other one is to deliver high definition material without the losses caused by the low transfer rates in a network.
We have reached the topic of output and output quality. Via the HDMI the ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B delivers 1920 x 1080 p Full High Definition quality. Furthermore there are composite, S-video and component outputs. Audio outputs are stereo and S/PDIF-digital (coaxial and optical).
Handling & loading
The fast USB interface connects the mediaplayer to a PC – just like an external hard disk drive. In this case you don’t need a network configuration. Additionally an FTP-client allows to load data onto the ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B‘s HDD and to administer them.
With the remote control and the on-screen display you manage the ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B easily. The menu starts – logically – with the symbols of the data sources: HDD, LAN, W-LAN and USB. From here you click on to the designated file.
Bottom line & advantages
Network connection, fast USB connection to load the hard drive disk, the use of formatted SATA and IDE HDDs, easy handling and the multitude of options of the ICY BOX IB-MP308HW-B define a considerable offer. That is emphasized by the attractive price.
The recommended retail price is Euro 199 incl. VAT.
• Plays Videos, Music and displays picture files
from HDD, USB or Network
• Powerful Media Decoding Chip Sigma Design EM8621
• Up to 1920 x 1080p Full High Definition
• 3.5" SATA and IDE HDD compatible
• File System: NTFS, FAT32
• Supports: WLAN 54 Mbps iEEE802.11g
• Supports: LAN 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
• Audio out: Stereo 2 Ch (RCA), SPDIF (coaxial/optical)
• Video out: HDMI, Composite, S-Video, Component
• USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbit/s
• Supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play),
FTP Server&Client, Internet Radio
• Supports Windows 98/XP/Vista, OS >9/X, Linux >2.4
• Remote control
Video media* WMV: WMV9
MP4: MPEG4 Video,
Audio media MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Picture formats JPG/JPEG, PNG, BMP
*(Not support XviD which has GMC option applied)