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Mediagate M2TV


$119.00 Released July, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:External connectivity is very well-supported - USB flash and external hard drives and SD/SDHC cards stream very smoothly. Full selection of video outputs makes it very simple to port content to existing entertainment setups - composite, component and HDMI jacks cover most user's needs. ISO readability is a major selling point - removes need to burn certain files onto a DVD before extracting more common formats.

The Cons:Internal cooling fan is very loud - audible operations noise is more noticeable than many towered PCs with multiple fans. Picture adjustment during playback is limited - screen resolution and contrast ratio (4:3 to 16:9) must be configured prior to or after viewing. Unit is unable to recover directly from standby mode - requires hard reset each time screen saver is entered.

The Mediagate M2TV is a HD media streamer designed to replace dedicated media PCs in a home theater environment. This device can connect to a HDTV at full 1080p resolution via HDMI or component output for video and optical/coaxial for surround sound.

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Many popular video formats are supported including RealVideo 10, H.264, WMV9, AVI and MKV. Subtitles are also supported within files. Unlike with the M2TVD, DTS is not supported. A wide variety of photo and music formats are also compatible with the Mediagate M2TV. While this media streamer does not contain onboard storage, it does include an integrated 3-in-1 media card reader and a high-speed USB 2.0 port for connecting portable hard drives and flash drives. The Mediagate M2TV has a MSRP of $119 and was released in July 2009.

Features/Specs

  • Full HD 1080P video playback
  • HDMI/Component video output
  • Optical/Coaxial digital audio output
  • SD/SDHC/MMC/Memory Stick card reader
  • Video: RealVideo 10, VC-1, H.264, WMV9, MPEG1/2/4, AVI (Xvid, AVC), MKV, MOV, TP, TS, ISO, ASF, VOB
  • Audio decode: MP3, WMA, AAC, MPEG 1 Layer 2, PCM, WMA Pro
  • Subtitle decode: Srt, Smi, Sup, Ssa, Idx+Sub
  • Music: MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC, FLAC, Dolby Digital, RealAudio
  • Photo: JPEG, BMP, TIF/TIFF, GIF, PNG
  • Dimensions & weight: 165 x 165 x 36 mm, 0.26kg

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    External connectivity is very well-supported - USB flash and external hard drives and SD/SDHC cards stream very smoothly

  • 1

    Full selection of video outputs makes it very simple to port content to existing entertainment setups - composite, component and HDMI jacks cover most user's needs

  • 1

    ISO readability is a major selling point - removes need to burn certain files onto a DVD before extracting more common formats

Cons
  • 1

    Internal cooling fan is very loud - audible operations noise is more noticeable than many towered PCs with multiple fans

  • 1

    Picture adjustment during playback is limited - screen resolution and contrast ratio (4:3 to 16:9) must be configured prior to or after viewing

  • 1

    Unit is unable to recover directly from standby mode - requires hard reset each time screen saver is entered

  • 1

    Unit may crash when previewing ISO files - adds difficulty to previewing files from an external drive or server

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