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Emprex ME1-V2 Hi Def Media Player Recorder V2 @ Amazon £19.98
Emprex ME1-V2 Hi Def Media Player Recorder V2 @ Amazon £19.98

Emprex ME1-V2 Hi Def Media Player Recorder V2 @ Amazon £19.98

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This Emprex ME1-V2 High Definition Media Player Recorder allows you to play music, view high resolution photos, or enjoy High Definition video on your TV, and acts as a versatile multimedia hub with compatibility for a wide range of digital file types.

The Emprex ME1-V2 High Definition Media Player Recorder also has a built-in recorder so you can record shows and movies from your TV! Time Shift functionality allows you to effectively delay the viewing of programmes whilst you watch another show or go off to make a cup of tea! The Emprex ME1-V2's record function requires an optional hard drive, and here the ME1-V2 can act as an HDD enclosure via its internal IDE/SATA connection, or be connected up to an external USB drive.

Thanks to a built in RJ-45 Ethernet connector you can also use the Emprex ME1-V2 High Definition Media Player Recorder to stream content from networked devices such as your PC, notebook or home NAS. Video output comes in the form of composite and component ports, with High Definition transmission being possible via the YPbPr component connector.

With all of this functionality on offer at a surprisingly affordable price, the Emprex ME1-V2 High Definition Media Player Recorder lets you unleash the full power of your digital media collection without breaking the bank!


Features

•Play Music, High Resolution photos And HD Video On TV
•Browse Photos With Background Music Playing
•Stream Files From PC Via Ethernet
•Serves as an External HDD (Via USB2 Device Port)
•Play music, high resolutuion photo and HD video on TV
•Browse photos with background music playing
•Stream files from pc via ethernet
•Serves as an external HDD(via USB)
•HDD support 3.5" IDE and SATA FAT32(max capacity 500GB)

Technical Specification

•Dimensions: Height: 136.6 mm x Depth: 207.5 mm x Width: 44.3mm
•Weight: 0.65Kg (No HDD Fitted)
•Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, PCM
•Video Formats: MPEG 1/2, DivX HD, DivX 3.11, 4.12, 5, 6
•AVI, VOB, MPG, DAT, Xvid
•Picture Formats: JPG, BMP
•Audio Out: 2 channels output
•Video Out: Component: Y, Pb, Pr (NTSC/PAL, NTSC/PAL progressive scan, 720p, 1080i)
•Composite video out (NTSC/PAL)
•Audio In: 2 channels stereo input
•Video in: Composite (NTSC/PAL) Extensibility: USB 2.0 Device/Host port, Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port
•HDD Support: 3.5†IDE and SATA - FAT32 (max capacity 500GB)

17 Comments

Cheaper by a penny than last time it was in stock at Amazon.

The lack of HDMI, 1080p, .mkv, .mp4, h.264 etc. and HDDs limited to 500Gb and fat32 makes this no good for me.

The ability to record of TV etc. looks very good - I know there are some limitations but overall a useful bit of kit.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 14th Jan 2011

I saw that on Offers of the Day earlier and was going to post, but on checking it seemed to be a bit of a dated product now, with no HDMI and other faults as above post. Decided it was not worth posting.

So how does this connect to TV?

RS2000

So how does this connect to TV?



•Video Out: Component: Y, Pb, Pr (NTSC/PAL, NTSC/PAL progressive scan, 7 … •Video Out: Component: Y, Pb, Pr (NTSC/PAL, NTSC/PAL progressive scan, 720p, 1080i) •Composite video out (NTSC/PAL)



RS2000

So how does this connect to TV?




It connects via component or composite leads

Just a caution I have one of these and I know of others that have had similar probs, try as I might I cannot get it to log on to a windows 7 PC, it can see the shares but reports invalid logon no matter how I try, The manufacturer sent an email with suggestions about opening up several ports on both the router and the software firewall makes no difference.

It works great if you either use an external drive with your media on, or if you fit an internal SATA or IDE (takes either, adaptors included) it even works off USB pen drives

Have owned one for a while now and been pleased with it but got fed up of the noise it made so I took out the hard disk, unplugged the cooling fan and just use it with a usb stick now. Aahh peace n quiet!

ittom

Just a caution I have one of these and I know of others that have had … Just a caution I have one of these and I know of others that have had similar probs, try as I might I cannot get it to log on to a windows 7 PC, it can see the shares but reports invalid logon no matter how I try, The manufacturer sent an email with suggestions about opening up several ports on both the router and the software firewall makes no difference.It works great if you either use an external drive with your media on, or if you fit an internal SATA or IDE (takes either, adaptors included) it even works off USB pen drives



Maybe a long shot but would be interested if this fixes the Win 7 connection issue.

Open control panel
Click Network and Sharing Center
Click Change Advanced Sharing Settings (on left hand pane)
Scroll to bottom of list and select 'Turn Off Password Protection Sharing'

This is normally set to on, which means any user connecting tour your windows 7 PC needs an account set up, but the media device won't have one.

Worth a try, would be interest on the outcome. Tempted by one of these but would be connected to a Win 7 PC.


EDIT:
Just been reading some reviews on eBuyer, and one comment was how he couldn't get sharing on Windows 7 to work.
He said he just did the reg hack in the below link and it then worked. There is a whole article on getting sharing to work on another media player, the first section details what I mentioned above, then there are other settings and then the reg hack.
Hopefuly somewhere in there is the solution!

acryan.com/for…269


Edited by: "Richierea" 14th Jan 2011

Richierea

Just been reading some reviews on eBuyer, and one comment was how he … Just been reading some reviews on eBuyer, and one comment was how he couldn't get sharing on Windows 7 to work. He said he just did the reg hack in the below link and it then worked. There is a whole article on getting sharing to work on another media player, the first section details what I mentioned above, then there are other settings and then the reg hack.Hopefuly somewhere in there is the solution!http://www.acryan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2269



The registry hack on the above link is the solution to the Win7 streaming issue. Just download the file and double-click it to modify three registry keys - you can see what it's modifying simply by opening the file in notepad.

In essence, the problem is, I expect, that Win7 requires encrypted passwords to access shares and that this box doesn't support that encryption.

If you're minded so you can also get these boxes running Samba, giving you a cheap NAS device - a little bit of a faff to get going, but worthwhile. To access the samba shares from a Mac you also need to tun off password encryption in the smb.conf file (there are two - you need to modify the one that you need to SSH in to get).

Bought one of these from ebuyer last week for the same price more or less. Build quality is pretty good feels quite rigid. I bought it to copy my Sky+ to hard drive. It will only record to the internal HDD not any plugged in drives, which is fair enough. it didnt come with all the leads for the component connection you still need to buy the component lead (RCA?), plugs male both ends. But has the lead to connect to composite on the TV. Like previously mentioned it is limited in what it plays. Remote is not up to much and the unit does feel sluggish sometimes. I havent spent a great deal of time playing with it but all in all I reckon for 20 quid with the ability to record its well worth it. If you only want to play media files i would highly recommend the WD TV mini for this money.

Price now £29.75 only from Amazon merchants

Darn:(
Ebuyer charge £10 for delivery to N.I so they are out of question as well..

Anyone know a decent internal hard drive to go with this? It's a shame it doesn't record straight to USB.

craigjamieson88

Anyone know a decent internal hard drive to go with this? It's a shame it … Anyone know a decent internal hard drive to go with this? It's a shame it doesn't record straight to USB.



Check out ebuyer reviews-software solution-connection to WINDOWS7 PC

ebuyer.com/pro…uIQ

craigjamieson88

Anyone know a decent internal hard drive to go with this? It's a shame it … Anyone know a decent internal hard drive to go with this? It's a shame it doesn't record straight to USB.



I'm sure I read that with an update it can record to USB. Think it was on the support forum here:
emprex.codejs.com/

Not sure which thread though.
Edited by: "Richierea" 16th Jan 2011

ittom

Just a caution I have one of these and I know of others that have had … Just a caution I have one of these and I know of others that have had similar probs, try as I might I cannot get it to log on to a windows 7 PC, it can see the shares but reports invalid logon no matter how I try, The manufacturer sent an email with suggestions about opening up several ports on both the router and the software firewall makes no difference.It works great if you either use an external drive with your media on, or if you fit an internal SATA or IDE (takes either, adaptors included) it even works off USB pen drives


have a look here mate i had a similar problem with a media streamer and i got it working through this link i know it is for xp but you might be able to work out how to get to the settings for windows 7
forums.techarena.in/win…htm
hope it helps

can this record from sky?
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