Eminent HD Media Player -
All-in-one media player

Price:
B0036DD87A

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4 Stars
On July 25, 2012
Last modified:January 11, 2014

Summary:

A fully featiured media player that is an excellent first step into the media streaming world. And it won´t break the bank either!

Eminent HD Media Player with DTS audio - excellent mid-range media player

So what is a media streamer I hear you say? Well, to not over complicate matters, it is a small box you connect directly to a preferably HD TV, in order to play or display digital media such as films, music and pictures. This can either be from removable media such as USB sticks/Memory Cards, or in some cases directly from storage on your home PC network. Also depending upon the model they may also be capable of streaming content directly from the internet – one example is YouTube videos.

But what do they cost? Surely they´re expensive and not worth the investment? Originally yes, they were. But with the advent of, and large adoption of HD TVs they have reduced massively in recent years.

The Eminent HD Media Player with DTS audio will play videos at 1080p, music and pictures the same as the Sumvision. It will also play media directly from USB devices.

But it can also do things the Sumvision can´t. The Eminent will stream media directly from a home network using its built-in LAN to connect. In addition to having a HDMI connector for HD TVs, it also has RCA connectors which will allow it to be connected to pre-HD TVs too.

And when connected to a home network with internet capability it will allow access to specific online content too. The picture is completed with a built-in BitTorrent client that will allow downloading from file-sharing sites – though I strongly advise you to be aware of potential copyright infringement if using this feature to download movies etc.

Summary
A fully featiured media player that is an excellent first step into the media streaming world. And it won´t break the bank either!

Specifications

  • TV or monitor with HDMI or Composite Video input
  • Home network connection via CAT-5 (optional)
  • Advanced Sigma Designs 8655 next-generation digital media processor
  • Video: 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), DAT.
  • Audio: WMA, WMA Pro, AAC (MPEG 4), AC3 (Dolby), MP1, MP2, MP3, WAV, PCM, LPCM, FLAC. Playlists: PLS, WPL, M3U
A fully featiured media player that is an excellent first step into the media streaming world. And it won´t break the bank either!

Tags:

Category: Media Streamers, MP3 Players, Top 20 Gadgets, TV & Audio