Eminent EM7075-DTS network mediaplayer launches

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Eminent have launched their latest HD-capable media player, and as the name suggests the Eminent EM7075-DTS supports direct playback of Dolby DTS audio without a separate decoder.  The EM-7075-DTS can handle either local content – via a USB 2.0 port – or streamed network content – via a 10/100 ethernet port – in up to 1080p High Definition.

Format support is pretty vast, and includes XviD (SD/HD), MPEG-1, MPEG-1/2(MP@HL), MPEG-4.2 (ASP@L5, 720P, 1Pt. GMC) WMV9 (MP@HL), H.264 (BP@L3, MP@L4.0, HP@L4.0 & L4.1), VC-1 (MP@HL, AP@L3), MKV, AVI, VOB, ISO, IFO, DVR-MS, ASF (WMV), MOV (MP4 codec) and DAT, and that's just the video formats. There's also a fulsome list of audio and image file types the EM7075-DTS can handle; you can check it out here.

The Eminent EM7075-DTS is available now, priced at £119.99/€139.95 ($187).  Our only concern is that the ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3, announced yesterday, also supports DTS and 1080p, but has an integrated WiFi-N connection for roughly the same price.  Still, the Eminent mediaplayer does have a standalone file download/BitTorrent manager.

Press Release:

Eminent presents HD media player EM7075 with DTS audio

Eminent HD media player EM7075-DTS supports DTS audio on TV

Supplier of ICT accessories Eminent extends its HD media player EM7075 with DTS. The new Eminent HD media player EM7075-DTS allows to playback movies with DTS audio on TV. This all round HD media player with DTS supports HD video files like MKV.

The Eminent EM7075-DTS hdMEDIA STREAM DTS Edition is the successor of the HD media player EM7075. The new HD media player plays back DTS audio directly on TV – it is not necessary to use a DTS decoder. Connect the EM7075-DTS to a TV to play HD video files, like MKV (Matroska) and H.264, with optimal sound quality. The full list of supported video files and audio codecs is available at http://www.eminent-online.com/hdmedia/codecs02.php.

Equipped with DTS audio the EM7075-DTS hdMEDIA STREAM is a very complete HD media player. Connect a USB hard disk to play movies, pictures and music on TV. A network connection allows to access all multimedia files on computers in the home network. As a result, the EM7075-DTS plays movies from a PC or laptop on TV. Eminent contracted the designer of Project Mayhem to create a clear and attractive user interface (see http://www.eminent-online.com/hdmedia/interface02.php). This all round Eminent HD media player supports resolutions up to 1080P on a full HD TV.

Eminent has a strong reputation in building HD media players in The Netherlands. Back in 2008 the Dutch brand Eminent launched its first Network Media Tank (NMT) EM7070 hdMEDIA. In 2009 Eminent presented the HD media player EM7075 with the next generation Sigma Designs processor SMP8655. Eminent now extends this widely discussed HD media player with DTS audio support. For an overview of Dutch press coverage about Eminent HD media players visit http://www.eminent-online.com/hdmedia/press02.php.

The Eminent EM7075-DTS hdMEDIA STREAM DTS Edition is now available in the UK at Amazon.co.uk. It has a recommended retail price of GBP 122.00 (139.95 euro). Eminent offers 5 year warranty and an accessible helpdesk.