Okoro Debuts 2010 GX HTPC Line: USB 3.0, iPad Bundle, More - HotHardware
Okoro Debuts 2010 GX HTPC Line: USB 3.0, iPad Bundle, More

Okoro Debuts 2010 GX HTPC Line: USB 3.0, iPad Bundle, More

Now here's an idea. In order to draw more attention to your gear, just bundle an iPad with it! In seriousness, this actually isn't a bad plan, particularly when the company in question is Okoro Media Systems and the product is an HTPC. HTPC control is a huge issue; do you use your keyboard and mouse from the couch? Do you attempt to program a huge universal remote? What's the best way?

Apple's iPad has opened up a new avenue for control, and the decision to ship this tablet with their Media Center PCs is a smart move. The iPad will be primarily used for multi-room music control, but with the right dongle, you could easily convert the iPad into a full-on IR remote. And this is all just the beginning. The new 2010 GX lineup is equipped with solid state drives, USB 3.0, 6Gbps SATA interface and the ability to record 4 HD programs at once and play back 7.1 channel audio. Full details (minus a starting price) is listed below; this might just be the most impressive HTPC we've seen to date, so we wouldn't expect it to come cheaply.

Okoro Media Ships iPads with Media Center PCs for Multi-Room Music Control

Rosemont, IL (PRWEB) July 6, 2010 – New 2010 OMS Media PCs ship with Apple iPads for full music playback control in different rooms throughout the home.

Okoro Media Systems™, manufacturer of digital entertainment systems for the high-end, audio/video market, is pleased to announce the availability of the updated 2010 GX Series Media Servers. The new GX series now ships with solid state drives, USB 3.0, next generation 6Gb/s SATA drives and Apple’s iPad device for multi-zone audio control.

With its multi-zone audio control, GX digital entertainment systems can play back internet radio, music stored on the unit, or on an iPod in multiple rooms. It can also perform muti-zone audio functions while simultaneously recording 4 HD programs or playing Blu-ray movies in another room in digital 7.1 True-HD Audio.

Below are features available with the new 2010 GX line of OMS Digital Entertainment Systems:

• Brushed Aluminum Marantz styled A\V Enclosure
• Windows 7 64bit operating system on SSD
• Blu-ray playback with 7.1 Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
• Recording of HD premium content using Quad CableCARD technology
• Remote configuration/support for customers and authorized dealers
• Apple iPad for Remote Mult-Zone Music control
• Intel Core i7 Processor Technology
• 2-4TB of 6Gb/s SATA Media Storage

OMS Trade-in/Upgrade Program
Okoro Media Systems is now extending the opportunity for existing customers to trade in or upgrade their current system for a next generation machine. The upgrade offer for OMS customers will be available through July 31st, 2010.

For more information about the GX Series or other OMS Digital Entertainment Systems, please visit http://www.okoromedia.com or call (888) 420-1668.

About Okoro Media Systems

Founded in 2004, Okoro Media Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the manufacturing of Digital Entertainment Systems for the high-end, audio/video market. By creating elegant and innovative solutions, OMS Digital Entertainment Systems have been featured in The Robb Report Home Entertainment, Electronic House and Playboy.
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Well with 2~4TB of SSD storage, your looking at $3~4k just for the drives. Throw in another $1~1.5k for the rest and your looking at $4~5.5k. Add in the Okoro "tax"...

I'm going to guess we end up with a price of $5k for the low storage version and $7.5k for the high storage version. Anyone else?

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No... the OS is on an SSD. Media is on standard HDDs.

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What acarzt said :D "2-4TB of 6Gb/s SATA Media Storage"

so lets see what the new price will come out to be... less then 5k... xD lol about 1-2k?

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Seems much too expensive for an HTPC.

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Home theatre equipment can get REALLY pricey. $5k+ for just a receiver.

I think i've seen some at $10k.

There are people out there that will spend the money for it too.

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Core i7 in a HTPC? Overkill much.

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Over kill?

Naaaaaaaahhhhhhh :-D

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expensive

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