If you still haven't picked up an HD
media player for your living room,
chances are that you probably won't. But if you just realize that you
have a set-top box on top of your DVR or cable box, well, now you have
another choice. Brite-View has been a quiet contender in the space for
awhile, and while it doesn't have the name recognition of a Roku or
Boxee Box, their newest player looks fairly decent.
The new special edition CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG has a pretty standard
shape, complete with a USB 2.0 port, integrated Wi-Fi, a BitTorrent
manager, access to MUZEE Internet radio channels, an eSATA port and the
ability to stream almost every video file format ever created: MOV, WMV,
MKV, AVI, VOB, DIVX, FLV and RMVB. It's powerful enough to manage and
play back 1080p files, and the HDMI output ensures that it'll work with
every HDTV. At $149.99, we expected to find room for an internal hard
drive, but alas, there's no such space. The full release is below.
brite-View CinemaGo with Internet Radio Debuts
The Perfect Compact Player, CinemaGo Offers Personalized Entertainment at Home or on the Go
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- brite-View by Xpike Innovation yesterday launched the CinemaGo (BV-5005HD Mini CG), a special version of the highly successful CinemaTube (BV-5005HD). The small, sleek CinemaGo's eSATA interface data transfer speed is three times faster than a USB 2.0 interface. CinemaGo also includes a Wi-Fi adapter for easy network access, a torrent download feature and MUZEE internet radio channels.
CinemaGo's vivid 1080p high-definition picture quality can be displayed on HDTV in all video formats, including MOV, WMV, MKV, AVI, VOB, DIVX, FLV and RMVB. Content can be delivered from a locally attached hard drive via the home network or the internet. MUZEE broadcasts thousands of sports, music, news and talk show channels from 210 countries. San Francisco Giants fans can listen to KNBR in a Miami hotel room, and music fans can groove to the latest European dance hits on Digitally Imported.
The CinemaGo's compact design is perfect for enjoying personalized entertainment whether at home or on the go, even in the car. The eSATA interface, a feature requested by brite-View customers, lets users watch Blu-ray movies without waiting for the movies to load. Networking multiple CinemaGo devices enables content streaming and file transfer between attached hard drives.
"A good digital media player transforms your TV into an entertainment hub, showing content from your computer, a storage device or the network," said Robert Lo, CEO of Xpike Innovation. "The CinemaGo does exactly that, with the potential to do much more." Lo said talks with partners are ongoing, and hinted that firmware upgrades may bring even more web-based content and services to the CinemaGo.
The CinemaGo is available now for pre-order on brite-View's website for $109.99.
About Xpike Innovation, Inc.®
Xpike Innovation, Inc. designs and manufactures consumer electronics that spice up your living room without breaking the bank. Xpike Innovation is a leading provider of home networking applications, online media access and digital home solutions, including full-HD media players/streamers featuring torrent download, powerline Ethernet adapters and 1080p HD wireless transmission kits. Backed by nearly 30 years of electronics industry experience, Xpike Innovation products provide rich Internet-based multi-media user experiences for consumers to enjoy with their HDTVs.
brite-View™ is a brand owned by Xpike Innovation, Inc.