MvixUSA HDHome S2 and S4 HTPCs outed

Chris Davies - May 25, 2010, 9:20am CDT
MvixUSA HDHome S2 and S4 HTPCs outed

MvixUSA have unveiled their latest home media systems, and the HDHome raises the game from basic streamers of the past and delivers a full Windows 7 HTPC experience.  The Mvix HDHome Media Center is available in two sizes – S2, with two hot-swappable HDD bays, and S4 with four bays – each offering a slot-loading Blu-ray player, embedded TV tuner, RAID, WiFi a/b/g/n and HDMI.

Each supports RAID for redundant storage of whatever media files you load, back-up or record, and there are various memory card slots for transferring footage off of your digital camera or camcorder.  Each unit has gigabit ethernet, optical audio outputs, Bluetooth 2.0 and HD 3D audio processing; the S2 is based on an Intel Atom 330 dual-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and NVIDIA Ion graphics, while the S4 uses an AMD Athlon 4200+ 2.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and ATI Radeon 3200HD graphics.

Both come with a remote control, six USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA port.  The Mvix HDHome S2 is priced at $999 and the Mvix HDHome S4 is $1,599; both will arrive from June 1st 2010.

Press Release:

Mvix HDHome Converges Home Theater, Gaming and Home Computing Into a Single Device

Chantilly, VA. May 25, 2010: Mvix(USA), Inc., a market leader in high-definition entertainment, business signage solutions and networked-accessible storage (NAS) devices, announces the launch of their flagship product HDHome. The device delivers a convergence across high definition home entertainment, gaming and home computing into a single, compact unit along with massive storage space for hi def media files. “This high-end, comprehensive system fills a void in the market where users demand versatility and system flexibility. Our customers have been asking us for a device where they can store terabytes of their movie collection and have access to it from anyplace, anywhere. HDHome is a response to such a market feedback.” Said VP of Business Development, Mike Mallon.

Built along the traditional HTPC architecture, Mvix HDHome is targeted toward movie aficionadas and multi-taskers, who value superior quality, style and multi-source entertainment. It leverages the latest, Windows 7 Media Center® platform to deliver a near-perfect user interface along with a host of networked sharing options. One can browse thousands of internet TV stations, watch Netflix® , Hulu® and easily share media across the home network. HDHome also works as the universal platform for PC-based gaming and multi-player online games.

The HDHome media center features an embedded slot-load, Bluray player with PowerDVD for a complete HD entertainment experience. Eliminating the need for an additional set-top BD box in the living room, HDHome aims to be the center for all things HD, and Digital Media. With an embedded TV tuner, users will be able to watch, pause, and record a live TV program. HDHome uses latest video and audio decoding technology, making it most versatile media (video and audio) playback system in the market. Apart from true 1080p HD movies and images, HDHome also allows rich, HD 3D digital music over HDMI and optical digital audio out.

Inspite of its small size, HDHome provides expandable storage capacity. It features RAID-enabled, hot-swappable HDD bays for reliable, secure storage for all digital media and documents. HDHome is being launched in two flavors: HDHome S2 (2-bay version, priced at $999)and HDHome S4 (4-bay version, priced at $1599). Both models will feature 10/100/1000 network, Embedded Wireless-N, BD Drive, Media Card Slots, HDMI out, Optical Audio Out, TV Tuner and a full, licensed version of Windows-7 Home Premium disk.

Announcing the launch, Mike commeneted: “HDHome is the ultimate dream box for today’s high definition homes. It is the result of our decade long experience in delivering superior home entertainment devices, home theater PCs and media storage technology. HDHome is for people who enjoy and share movies, listen music, tweet, and web-surf – all at the same time, sitting in their living rooms or home theaters.”

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