Media Gate MG-450HD
Released February, 2008
The Pros:Includes digital video and audio outputs. Replaces the need for a media PC for the majority of consumers. Allows users to stream, store and backup media files off of a home network.
The Cons:Does not have support for 802.11n - wireless G is slow when dealing with larger high-definition files. Somewhat limited format support (obviously not as fully compatible as a media PC). Cannot act as anything other than a media streamer (limited usability compared to a media PC).
The Media Gate MG-450HD is a high performance DMA (Digital Media Adapter) or media streaming device when combined with an internal 3.5" hard drive. The MG-35450HD is a high end HD (High-Definition) device 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. Streamed videos are available in full HD 1080p at a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Supported file formats include: Movie: AVI: MS-MPEG4v3/XviD/WMV9 (XviD with GMC option applied not supported) WMV: WMV9, ASF: WMV9, MP4: MPEG4 Video, DAT: MPEG1, VOB: MPEG2, MPG/MPEG: MPEG1/MPEG2, TP/TS/TRP: HD-MPEG2/SD-MPEG2 ; Music: MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA ; and Photo: JPG/JPEG, BMP, GIF. Rear panel inputs and outputs include: HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite with full 480p, 720p, and 1080i Progressive Scan format support as well as Stereo, Digital Coaxial and Optical 5.1 ch. Sound for audio. The device also includes a wireless antenna for 802.11g/b wireless streaming support as well as additional streaming modes including FTP Server & Client and uPnP. Wireless security WPA and WEP certification means shared media files remain protected, wireless infrastructure and ad-hoc modes are also available. Additional features include a 10/100 LAN port for network connections and a USB 2.0 interface to connect directly to a PC, external storage devices can also be connected and accessed via the USB port. The Media Gate MG-450HD was released in February, 2008 and has an MSRP of $379.99.
- 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/ USB Host: Host Port 480Mbps USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible) supporting the capability of reading USB devices like External USB HDD, ODD, Flash Drive, Card Reader
- Ethernet Port
- Stereo, Digital Coaxial and Optical 5.1 ch. Sound outputs
- Full HD capable 1080p output
- 1920 x 1080 resolution output
- HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite (with full 480p, 720p, and 1080i Progressive Scan format support)
- Navigate your networked shared files on TV using the MediaGate
- WPA/WEP certified wireless internet security
- Ad-Hoc/Infrastructure modes
- Additional broadcast modes FTP Server & Client and uPnP
- 802.11g/b wireless antenna
- Weight: 564g
- Dimensions: 57 x 150 x 185 mm (Without wireless antenna)
- Working Temperature: 0-60°C
- Release Date: February, 2008
- MSRP: $379.99
- Video:AVI: MS-MPEG4v3/XviD/WMV9 (XviD with GMC option applied not supported) WMV: WMV9, ASF: WMV9, MP4: MPEG4 Video, DAT: MPEG1, VOB: MPEG2, MPG/MPEG: MPEG1/MPEG2, TP/TS/TRP: HD-MPEG2/SD-MPEG2
- Audio: MP3, OGG Vorbis, WMA, WAV
- Photo: JPG/JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
- Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
- Mac OS. 9.0 or higher
- Linux 2.4 or higher
User Reviews (2)
includes digital video and audio outputs
replaces the need for a media PC for the majority of consumers
allows users to stream, store and backup media files off of a home network
does not require a hard line
cheaper, smaller, easier to use and more quiet than a dedicated media PC
does not have support for 802.11n - wireless G is slow when dealing with larger high-definition files
somewhat limited format support (obviously not as fully compatible as a media PC)
cannot act as anything other than a media streamer (limited usability compared to a media PC)
can build your own media PC for the same amount of money
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