This little unit looks like it sits functionality wise somewhere between the Western Digital Media player and the more expensive Popcorn Hour. so the price is reflective of that.
For somebody that wants the more functionality than the WDMP but doesnt want to go the whole hog. This seems a good product from a reputable brand.
Might be a little difficult to see if this a hot hot hot deal given that its a new product. But looks good to me.
CY BOX IB-MP305 is the media adapter which virtually fulfills every need. It is a specialist for Full High definition formats.
This means resolution of 1920x1080 p. It supports all common video and audio formats, including Flash video, Dolby Digital and DTS, the latter are delivered also through HDMI. The ideal stage for its employment is a Full-HD TV set or a home cinema system with demanding audio components.
Even in the future the IB-MP305 will be in the lead as its firmware is updatable. Media files are fed to the ICY BOX via LAN, WiFi, USB or cardreader. Metal casing.
LAN 10/100 Mbps,
RJ-45, WLAN up to WiFi iEEE802.11n (by optional WiFi dongle Not included)
SAMBA (SMB), UPnP
Webradio (MMS based)
Intergrated card reader
External data interface
2x USB2.0 host, 1x card reader slot
External video interface output
HDMI 1.3a (up to 1920x1080p)
External audio interface
Stereo L/R, SPDIF (optical)
AVI/MKV/TS/M2TS/MPG/MP4/MOV/VOB/ISO/IFO/DAT/WMV/RM/RMVB, FLV resolution up to 720p/1080i/1080p
SRT, SMI, SSA, SUB, IDX+SUB
Supported Audio codecs
MP2/3, OGG Vorbis,
WMA Standard (DRM, and Advanced Profile not supported),
PCM, LPCM, AAC, RA, AC3, DTS
Stylish Aluminium Case
Powerful Media Chip RealTek RTD1073 inside
Including DTS, Dolby Digital, WMA and AAC downmix support
Supports: LAN 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
Supports: up to WiFi iEEE802.11n (optional WiFi USB dongle required NOT included)
Integrated Web radio function (MMS based)
Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4: Xvid, WMV9, ISO, VOB, IFO, MP4, DAT, MOV, AVI, MKV, H.264, TS, TP, M2TS, FLV
Image: HD-JPEG, JPG, BMP
Supported cards: SD/SD-HC/MMC/MS
Audio out: Stereo 2 Ch (RCA), SPDIF (optical)
Video out: HDMI 1.3, Composite, Component
File System: NTFS/FAT32 (When using USB HDD)
Transfer rates: USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbit/s
Supports Windows up to XP/Vista/Windows7, MAC OS >9/X,
Controllable by remote control