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Media Gate MG-45


$170.00 Released April, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Allows for hard drive customization--supports 3.5" SATA drives, external USB storage. Supports a number of media types, including ripped DVD video still in .iso format. Solid HD and SD video output quality--everything appears crisp and clear.

The Cons:Remote control has poor reception, doesn't register as often as it should. Very flimsy build quality--casing is cheap, light plastic. Menu interface is awkward to navigate, had a high learning curve.

The Media Gate MG-45 is a high performance DMA (Digital Media Adapter) or media streaming device when combined with an internal 3.5" hard drive. The MG-3545 is adorned with plenty of extra features and accessories.

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It provides support for an optional internal SATA hard drive for storing a plethora of digital entertainment. It connects directly to a Television and allows wireless streaming of DVD movies, music and photos from a locally networked PC or off the internal hard drive. The device also includes a wireless antenna for 802.11g wireless streaming support. Additional features include a 10/100 LAN port for network connections and a USB 2.0 interface to connect directly to a PC. The Media Gate MG-45 was released in April, 2008 and has an MSRP of $169.99.

Supported file formats include: Movie: AVI: XviD (XviD with GMC option applied not supported) MPEG 1, 2, 4 (MPG, MPEG, AVI, M2V, DAT, VOB) DAT: MPEG1, VOB: MPEG2, MPG/MPEG: MPEG1/MPEG2, MPEG4. ; Music: MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA ; and Photo: JPG/JPEG, BMP, GIF.

Rear panel inputs and outputs include: Composite, S-Video, and Component  Y, Pb, PR with full 480p, 720p, and 1080i Progressive Scan format support as well as Stereo L-R / Digital Output, and Optical (DTS Pass-Through Only) for audio.

Features

  • Support for Internal 3.5" SATA hard drive
  • Media Streaming to TV; browsing done with included remote control and external buttons
  • 480Mbps USB 2.0 port/ USB 1.1 support/ Slave device support
  • Ethernet Port
  • Audio
    • Stereo L-R / Digital Output, and Optical (DTS Pass-Through Only)
  • Video
    • Full HD capable 1080p output
    • High Resolution video outputs
    • Composite, S-Video, and Component  Y, Pb, PR (with full 480p, 720p, and 1080i Progressive Scan format support)
  • Navigate your networked shared files on TV using the MediaGate
  • Movie Player: Store and playback DVD movies with full DVD menus
  • Music Player: Store and playback MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis music files
  • Digital Photo Viewer: Store and view JPEG pictures
  • Portable Storage Device : can also be used as a fast USB 2.0 external hard-drive
  • Weight: 450g
  • Dimensions: 57 x 150 x 185 mm
  • Working Temperature: 0-60°C
  • Release Date: April, 2008
  • MSRP: $169.99

Supported Formats:

  • Video: AVI: XviD (XviD with GMC option applied not supported) MPEG 1, 2, 4 (MPG, MPEG, AVI, M2V, DAT, VOB) DAT: MPEG1, VOB: MPEG2, MPG/MPEG: MPEG1/MPEG2, MPEG4 and full DVD menu functionality
  • Audio: MP3, OGG Vorbis, WMA, WAV
  • Photo: JPG/JPEG, BMP, GIF,

System Requirements

  • Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac OS. 9.0 or higher
  • Linux 2.4 or higher

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Pros
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    Allows for hard drive customization--supports 3.5" SATA drives, external USB storage.

  • 1

    Supports a number of media types, including ripped DVD video still in .iso format.

  • 1

    Solid HD and SD video output quality--everything appears crisp and clear.

Cons
  • 1

    Remote control has poor reception, doesn't register as often as it should.

  • 1

    Very flimsy build quality--casing is cheap, light plastic.

  • 1

    Menu interface is awkward to navigate, had a high learning curve.

  • 1

    Awkward to setup--have to connect to your TV via RCA first, then turn on component/HDMI.

  • 1

    Periodically freezes up, requiring a restart to get it working again.

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