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Compro brings Network Media Center T1000W to UK market

by Parm Mann on 26 May 2009, 15:04

Tags: Network Media Center T1000W, Compro

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Taiwan's PC-TV specialist, Compro Technology, has today introduced its VideoMate Network Media Centre T1000W to the UK market.

The set-top box, pictured below, has an awkwardly-long name but provides a number of potentially useful features in its 270mm x 180mm x 180mm frame. With Compro's custom GUI, it acts as a home media server, a digital TV recorder and BitTorrent client, too.

Inside, there's a so-called "powerful processor" that's capable of delivering a full-HD 1080p output, and Wireless b/g or Ethernet connectivity to keep the unit connected.

There's HDMI, Component, Composite or S-Video connectivity options, and a SATA connection for use with a 3.5in hard drive. It's passively cooled, and near-silent as a result, and Compro reckons it'll play the majority of video formats following forthcoming firmware updates.

We've yet to see it in action, but at £200 from SCAN.co.uk, it presents an interesting alternative to the increasingly popular Popcorn Hour.

Compro details the unit's specification as follows:

Digital TV DVB-T
Video Container AVI, MPG, ISO*, VOB*, IFO*, MOV(H.264), TS, ASF, MKV
Video CODEC MPEG 1 / 2 / 4, WMV9(MP@HL), H.264(HP@4.0), AVCHD, VC-1(MP@HL)
Resolution Up to 1920 x 1080p
Audio MP3, WMA,PCM
Photo JPG
Connectivity USB 2.0 Host 3 Ports, 10/100 LAN, Wireless Antenna, TV Antenna
Video Connectors HDMI, Component, Composite, and S-Video
Audio Connectors HDMI (share with video), S/PDIF, and Toslink
HDD 3.5” SATA, up to 1TB
LAN 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 and 54Mbps 802.11b/g wireless network connections
Subtitle SRT, SMI*, SUB*, SSA*
File System EXT(Read / Record), FAT32 and NTFS (Read only)
Dimension 270 (H) x 180 (W) x 180 (D) mm
*Through future firmware updates.

Official press release: Compro Technology, says the all new HD Player “VideoMate Network Media Centre” goes into UK market

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Is anyone else both mildly amused and concerned that they called it the T-1000? :p
Certainly looks interesting… looking forward to some reviews.
Now all we need is a DECENT CHOICE of HD channels! :censored:
Looks interesting as Im looking for something like this.

But what benifits does this have over using something like an Asus Revo? This dosnt seem to come with a harddrive and the flexabilty offered by the Revo for £25 less it seems hard to justify the higher price.