A few product categories have really exploded over the past couple of years: netbooks
and digital media players come to mind. As the typical TV continues to fade, and more unconventional methods of media consumption continue to flourish, more and more consumers are looking to these small set-top boxes to bring networked content to their living room television.
One company that has thus far avoided making their own media STB is AVerMedia Technologies, but today that changes. The company has just announced the AVerLife Cinema, which is a digital media player that allows you to combine all media files, including movies, videos, music and photos, on a single device for playback on a TV - all from the comfort of your living room. The box boasts USB 2.0 and card reader inputs, both useful for transporting media from a hard drive or thumb drive onto a TV. Aside from playing back content, it also supports photo slideshows, and file format support is rather robust.
The device is available now for $69.99, which is far cheaper than most other alternatives. Though, the inability to connect a network drive may be a detractor for some.
ENJOY MOVIES, MUSIC AND PHOTOS ON YOUR TV WITH AVERLIFE CINEMA BY AVERMEDIA®
AVerLife Cinema Offers a Simple Solution for Playing Back Movie, Music and Photo Files on Your TV
MILPITAS, CA – April 27, 2010 - AVerMedia® Technologies, a leading provider of Digital Multimedia Technology, today announced the latest addition to its line of PCTV multimedia entertainment technology. The AVerLife Cinema is a digital media player that allows you to combine all media files, including movies, videos, music and photos, on a single device for playback on a TV - all from the comfort of your living room.
Featuring convenient front mounted Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Card Reader inputs, AVerLife Cinema enables you to easily transport a variety of media file formats for television or overhead projector viewing. Other features include an intuitive user interface and a remote control for easy navigation through your media library. The AVerLife Cinema makes your viewing experience customizable with the ability to play selected background music, photo slideshow, transition and zoom capabilities. A great device for friend and family gatherings, AVerLife Cinema provides an excellent alternative to crowding around a small computer screen.
“Reviewing photos and watching videos on a small computer monitor is never as enjoyable as doing so on a big screen TV,” said Stephen Dix, vice president of sales, Multimedia Division at AVerMedia Technologies. “The AVerLife Cinema offers a much more entertaining and easier way to view your media files.”
The AVerLife Cinema supports a wide variety of digital video file format, includes RMVB (RealNetwork) video playback with Video Output up to 720p via HDMI and component video, Standard Definition video output with Composite Video.
Additional Product Specifications:
§ HDMI output up to 720p
§ Supported Playback File Format
o Video: RM / RMVB up to 1024x574 / MPEG 1&2 / AVI / DivX / XviD / DAT & MOV up to 720x576
o Audio: MP3 / OGG / WAV / M4A
o Photo: JPG / JPEG / BMP / PNG / TIFF / GIF
o Text File: Txt
§ Input Source
o USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
o MS / SD / SDHC / MMC Card Reader
§ Output Signal:
o HDMI (Max 720p)
o Component (YPbPr)
o Composite Video
o Audio L/R
§ Support File System:
o FAT/ FAT32 / NTFS
Pricing and Availability:
The AVerLife Cinema is available for an MSRP of $69.99. For more information about this product or any of AVerMedia’s other Digital Multimedia products, please visit us at: http://www.avermedia-usa.com/AVerTV/
About AVerMedia Technologies:
AVerMedia is the technology leader in Digital Multimedia Video Convergence Technology. Aside from its full line of TV Tuners and Personal Video Recorder products, AVerMedia provides Hardware and Software DVR Board Security Systems, Document Cameras, Digital Video Makers, TV Photo Viewers, and PC-to-TV Converters for consumer and corporate/ educational markets. AVerMedia also partners with ODMs for the development of AVerMedia’s technologies for integration applications.
AVerMedia uses RoHS Certified metals and plastics and all products are compliant to the RoHS/WEEE Directive. The company has conducted extensive EMI and safety tests on our products to guarantee consumer health and environmental protection. All products are flame retardant and manufactured with lead-free finishes.