Buffalo Technology USA Announces LinkTheater Hi-Def Wireless Media Player

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Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions announces the LinkTheater High Definition Wireless Media Player (PC-P3WG/DVD).

This landmark solution is the only wireless progressive scan DVD player that enables users to wirelessly access on their TV or HDTV just about any audio, video or digital photo file stored on their computer or storage device.

“We have seen a dramatic increase in the integration of home entertainment technology with home networking technology, which is proof that convergence is the wave of the very near future,” stated Morikazu Sano, vice president of product marketing and public relations at Buffalo Technology. “The LinkTheater is poised to be the center piece of the digital home. It combines ease-of-use with a sophisticated feature-set allowing the whole family to enjoy vacation photos, their favorite music or video files or that new DVD – in high definition!”

The LinkTheater Wireless Network Media Player uses the EM8620L decoder chipset from Sigma Designs. It is the only chipset of its kind to support Windows Media Video 9 and Windows Media Video High Definition. The product also provides 1280 x 720 dot resolution for superior picture quality. The LinkTheater offers DVD up-conversion to 720p/1080i and includes an integrated Progressive Scan DVD player so users can play DVD/SVCD formats. The integrated Pcast module allows for easy playback of files stored on a network storage device such as the LinkStation by Buffalo. A USB 2.0 port allows users to easily access files stored on a digital camera, clip drive, card reader or external hard drive.

The LinkTheater includes 802.11g wireless technology for 54Mbps of wireless throughput. This allows users to gain high-speed wireless access to files stored on their network or stream digital media content such as music or videos. LinkTheater also includes Buffalo’s patent pending technology, AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS™). AOSS provides users with simple, one-touch secure wireless configuration without the need of passwords or complicated encryption information.

The LinkTheater is also the only entertainment device of its kind that supports WMV, WMV HD, DivX, DivX HD and Xvid. The product includes composite and S-video input and a Component Video connector, which allows users to connect almost any HDTV, big screen or plasma TV. The product supports progressive output and 5.1 channel Dolby Sound and DTS.

Backed by a limited one-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the LinkTheater Wireless Network Media Player (PC-P3WG/DVD) will be available in February at an estimated street price of $349. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company’s Web site at www.buffalotech.com.

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