S1Digital Updates ProLine Media Center Servers

S1Digital, manufacturers of high-end Media Centers, revealed their new Media Center and Server lineup for 2009. Updates to the ProLine Series Media Centers add additional features and refresh hardware to bring more powerful digital entertainment capabilities to customers.

  • S800 Media Server ($10,999.00 list) - Updating the already powerful S800 Media Center Server with Intel's latest Core i7 CPU and Extreme Series DX58SO Motherboard, the S800 can handle demanding activities such as streaming multiple HDTV content around the house while recording multiple TV shows and playing Blu-ray movies simultaneously. The S800 supports six terabytes of hardware RAID managed storage with a 12 terabyte option planned shortly.
  • P600 Media Center ($6,999.00 list) - S1Digital's silent Media Center has been upgraded with a more powerful Intel P45 motherboard, two terabytes (1TB useable) RAID 1 storage and the video outputs have been upgraded to support HDMI (with 5.1 channel audio), DVI and component video. An unencrypted QAM/ATSC TV tuner is also included.
  • P500 Media Center ($5,999.00 list) - The newest member of the ProLine Series, the P500 includes three terabytes (2TB useable) of RAID 5 storage, HDMI (with 5.1 channel audio), DVI and component video. An unencrypted QAM/ATSC TV tuner is also included. The P500 is primarily designed for single room installations but can support streaming up to three clients as well. The P500 runs on Intel's new P45 Extreme Series motherboard and fast Core 2 Duo CPU.
  • Media Center Mini Edition (Home Series) - The miniature MCME has been upgraded with Blu-ray playback capability, a more powerful CPU and motherboard (G45) and HDMI audio capabilities.
P500 (Front)

P500 (Rear)


All ProLine Media Centers include as standard Blu-ray movie playback and storage with Profile 2.0 capabilities, Vista Ultimate with SP1 and TV Pack and support up to four CableCard TV tuners for watching and recording HDTV cable channels. In addition, S1Digital is offering a free upgrade to Windows 7, when released on all Media Centers, with the exception of the Mini Edition. Full details can be found on the S1Digital website.

ProLine Media Centers are now upgradeable with Soundpack, which provides HDMI 1.3a and 7.1 channel analog audio outputs with RCA connectors. The Soundpack option features support for Protected Audio Playback System (PAPS) and Advanced Access Content System (AACS) certification. S1Digital's Media Centers are capable of decoding Blu-ray movies that take full advantage of lossless digital audio formats such as Dolby(R) TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio(TM) for the ultimate aural experience.

In addition, S1Digital's close partnership with Autonomic Controls enables S1Digital's Media Centers and Servers to be controlled via Crestron, AMX, RTI, HAI and PC based touchscreens over IP or RS232, including full two-way feedback.

"We think S1Digital is doing a great job bridging the gap between the traditional high-end audio video market and the high-tech digital entertainment space. It's encouraging to see S1Digital continue to bring new and innovative products to market," said David Bradley, Business development Manager, Microsoft OEM Digital Home.