Icy Box IB-MP301 HDD Media Player
Published: 12th July 2007 | Source: Icy Box | Price: |Introduction
With video formats such as MPEG4, DIVX and SVCD being the 'norm' for content downloaded from the internet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to simply watch your downloads on an ordinary Television. Most users opt for using conversion software to turn these exotic compressed formats into something can be written to CD or DVD and read directly by their DVD player. However, converting full length movies can be extremely time consuming and wasteful of blank media if you simply want to watch the downloaded item only once.
Many users have gone to the extreme of setting up an entire 'HTPC' setup purely for watching downloaded media. This is often very expensive as components for a whole computer system are required along with a HTPC friendly Operating System. However, German manufacturer Raidsonic may well have come up with the answer in their recently released Icy Box IB-MP301 External Media Player. Capable of reading formats such as SVCD, MPEG4, DVD, VCD, DIVX and MP3 from the internal 3.5" IDE hard disk (not included) and using its own proprietary operating system, the IB-MP301 seems to combine everything needed to take the pain out of watching your movies on the big screen.
The following information has been taken directly from Raidsonic's website located here.
|• Plays videos, music and displays picture files|
• Video media: VCD, DVD, MPEG1/2/4, DIVX3.X-5.X
• Audio media: MP3
• Image media: JPEG, BMP, GIF
• File Formats: AVI, ASF, VOB, DAT, MP4, MPG
• Supports IDE 133 HDD storage capacity up to 500GB
• File system: FAT32
• Supports multi language
• Audio out: Stereo 2 Cinch (RCA)
• Video out: Composite (RCA)/VGA
• TV system: NTSC/PAL/AUTO
• 480 Mbps high-speed USB 2.0
• Supports Windows ME/XP/98, OS-9/X, Linux
• Supports software firmware upgrade online
• Remote control and panel button control
• Fan and colour LED display
• Power: 100~240 V AC IN; 5V/2A 12 V/2A DC OUT