you can currently purchase the Xiva Musicm8 from advanced mp3 using the code ppal5 for 5% off and Quidco for another 4% making it about £635 delivered seems a good buy to me although i know ppl will think this is expensive in comparison to a nas drive but as an all in 1 box that rips with 1tb of storage and works with everything seems a great hifi solution
Hope this is of interest to someonehttp://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Gadgets.4/Xiva.381/MUSICM8/Xiva_Musicmate_1TB_Entertainment_Server.4047.html
The Xiva MusicM8 is a simple and elegant solution which allows you to store all your music, video and photo files in one place, where they can be easily accessed over your home network by virtually any networked media client.
If you want to get rid of that pile of CDs in your living room, or simply don't want to keep swapping discs, the MusicM8 is perfect for you. Just pop a CD into the MusicM8 and within a few minutes, it will be stored on the huge 1 terabyte (1TB) hard disc. Your entire collection can be stored on the MusicM8 (either in MP3 or lossless FLAC format) and can then be played by any computer or media player on your home network. MusicMate will also connect to the Internet and download the Artwork for your albums. It even features dedicated iTunes, SqueezeCentre, Windows Media and Nintedo Wii servers.
But it's not all about music. Using its built in Twonky media server, you can also stream videos to compatible streaming clients such as the Playstation 3 (PS3), Xbox or compatible computers. Photos can also be stored via the handy front-panel SD (Secure Digital) memory card slot - simply take the card out of you camera, pop it into MusicM8 and voilà, your photos are available on your network.
If you want to take the fuss out of your CD collection, or have a big library of music, movie and photo files, The Xiva MusicM8 is a fantastically simple way to share your media.
Xiva MusicMate 1TB Entertainment Server
Streamline your life with MusicM8
XiVA™ musicm8 — the advanced, dedicated entertainment server is the great way to store your precious music collection, photo memories, movie clips and more.
Use musicm8 with your favourite music streaming product to play music wherever and whenever you want it, then browse your photo and video collection effortlessly via your web browser.
It's all so easy
Simply plugging the unit in opens a world full of rich applications all designed to let you control all your media in an easy way.
What is musicm8?
musicm8 is a Network Attached Storage solution to securely store music, movie and picture files on a typical home network, with a usable storage capacity of 1TB (terabyte), that’s up to 350,000 mp3 songs or a million 1Mb photographs.
Simple NAS devices are in significant demand as home storage needs grow. However, musicm8
is a world first by using XiVA’s proven CD conversion technology; musicm8 incorporates
a slot load CD drive and CD recording engine.
For a user who wants to store all their media on a network device, this provides the means to simply insert and record a CD unattended, with no PC required and have it available to all their music devices and PCs throughout the home without any configuration or set up.
XiVA musicm8 system features
Zero Configuration — Plug and play solution out of the box
Totally headless operation — one box, one solution
Automated backup facility — just add external USB drive
Web browser configuration interface — simple control from any browser
Auto network share — part of plug and play
User creation of network shares — allows for easy integration with existing home setup
Photo browser and viewer — Elegant interface to your memories
Auto camera backup — loads digital photos
Online upgrades — no fiddly disc updates
MAC, Linux, XP and Vista compatible — all bases covered
Recording with the XIVA musicm8
Automated recording of CD — CD record begins automatically when disc is inserted
XiVA error correction — for bit perfect CD reproduction
Flac, WAV and mp3 options with configurable bitrate — to cater for all tastes and collection sizes
Dual encoding — why not have a high quality and low quality version for your iPod
High quality metadata from GD3 & FreeDB and cover art SOAP web services — all your music data at an instant
Musicm8 streaming & network features
Integrated UPnP server
Full iTunes DAAP and RSP support — library instantly appears in iTunes
Full support for Linn DS series — Sneaky, Majik, Akurate and Klimax
In-built podcast downloader
Configurable rip path to allow additional NAS devices — again for easy integration with existing home setup
Dynamic DNS ability — for more advanced internet connectivity
DLNA compliant — stream to any DLNA device including PS3 & Xbox 360
Support for video UPnP streaming
Squeeze centre — instant playback with any Logitech Squeeze device
Shared folders for video, audio, photos and data backups — easy access via home network
Nintendo Wii server and TV interface — stream music to your Wii
Wifi photo frame server
Remote web access — access your musicm8 anywhere in the world
Network password protection — for peace of mind
Brands known to work with the MusicM8
Archos - Buffalo - B&O - Denon - D Link - iTunes - iPod - Linn DS - Logitech - MCE - Naimnet Netgear - Philips - Pinnacle - PS3 - Roku - Slim Devices - Sonos - Sony - Xbox 360 - Yamaha and any media player or device that can browse a network share
XiVA musicm8 hardware specifications
Integrated high quality, slot load DVD drive
Ethernet, VGA, USB, PS2
Size: 300 (H) x 65 (W) x 260 (D) mm
110 - 240 V
Power requirements 65W max
ROHS and CE Compliant
Auto power recovery