Here’s another reason to look at VidaBox’s line of Digital Home products when you’re considering making your next purchase. The guys at VidaBox have custom built a mini, near silent extender client for their VidaBox Server called RoomClientHD. The funny thing is that it’s really a mini Windows Vista PC running Home Premium. However, what’s not funny, but seriously cool, is that it’s capable of streaming Blu-ray movies from the server at full 1080p and can upscale DVDs to HD. Further details provided in the press release below.
VidaBox RoomClientHD Supports Blu-ray & DVD Streaming in Full 1080p
VidaBox is proud to announce the new RoomClientHD™, a 2″ tall, palm-sized media extender that provides Blu-ray & DVD streaming support for full 1080p and lossless audio codecs. Designed to be easily hidden behind any HDTV, this breakthrough extender allows any room to get instant, on-demand access to any content stored on a VidaBox media server.
“We’re thrilled to finally offer an ultra-compact Blu-ray extender that dealers and customers alike have been asking for,” says Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox LLC. “Current Blu-ray players & extenders are the size of typical DVD players or set-top boxes, and may have slight unpleasantries like fan noise that stopped many installers from putting the equipment directly in the viewing area. By combining advanced hardware design and our in-depth experience with Blu-ray streaming, we’ve been able to create the RoomClientHD, answering the prayers of integrators and customers alike.
Blu-ray streaming starts with a VidaBox server, such as the new RACK24 system with up to 22.0TB of storage, where thousands of DVDs and hundreds of Blu-rays can be stored. From here, extenders like the RoomClientHD can be installed to pull the content via standard CAT5e/6 cabling. No complicated setup needs to be done, as the extenders are preconfigured to automatically detect the VidaBox server on the network, making multizone installs a plug-n-play process.
“With only a 6″ x 6″ footprint, installers can cleverly hide the 2″ tall RoomClientHD behind most HDTV panels,” exclaims Cheung. “With hardware support for full 1080p and new HD audio codecs like DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, the RoomClientHD sets a new standard for high-end media extenders that provide a full set of features without any compromises in quality or experience.”
The RoomClientHD is available now, and comes with an option for a built-in Blu-ray disc drive for convenient local playback. For more details and specifications on the RoomClientHD™ and VidaBox’s comprehensive line of media servers, extenders, and complete entertainment and control solutions, please visit the company website at http://www.vidabox.com, or see them at International CES in the North Tower Suite H22-121!
About VidaBox LLC
VidaBox LLC is a digital entertainment and controls solutions company focused on manufacturing premium media centers, integrated home control & automation solutions. VidaBox is on a mission to create user-friendly, stable high-performance Media Center systems that work right out of the box and integrate seamlessly with multizone audio and smart home technologies. For more information, visit www.vidabox.com or call 1-516-730-7500.
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