Mozaex (booth 721) will launch the ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server at the 2011 CEDIA Expo.
The ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server.
Now shipping, the ShowStar will be presented along with the company’s family of Entertainment Servers during the 2011 CEDIA Expo.
“With a base pricing starting at $1,995 USD, ShowStar represents the world’s most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store, and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows, and more than one hundred online media channels,” said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm.
“At these extraordinary prices, everyone can afford luxury on-demand entertainment. Our dealers can dramatically expand their sales into the hundreds of thousands of untapped mid-level home entertainment projects,” Kihm continued. “At a price that is less than a mid-range HDTV, the ShowStar offers the dealer a profitable way to differentiate their custom products and services from ‘me-too’ retail products by significantly improving their client’s entertainment value, experience, and lifestyle.”
ShowStar provides instant access to a client’s entire collection of Blu-ray, DVD and home movies, CD and online music, photo slide shows and online media. ShowStar is based on the company’s new X7 Operating System.
“No other consumer class entertainment server offers this incredible price-to-performance value,” said Kihm. “The nearest competition cost thousands of dollars more, requires an unreliable, complicated mechanical plastic disc changer, and doesn’t support photos or online media. Even at these affordable prices, the ShowStar does not compromise on the playback quality of Blu-ray movies and HD photos. Based on NVidia GPUs and PureVideo HD technology, the ShowStar delivers vivid 1080p Blu-ray video quality with crystal clear 7.1 channel surround sound HD Audio.”
Since the ShowStar does not ship with unlicensed decryption software, the product is 100 percent legal and consequently does not require any disc changers to play movies. However, for those who want greater peace-of-mind regarding any legal issues, Mozaex optionally offers a $2,495 USD “Cache 100” disc changer that prevents movie playback if the disc is not present.
Unlike the company’s professional multi-room, scalable “Pro Line” series of Entertainment Servers, ShowStar was designed to meet the needs of the typical non-technical consumer who simply wants to store and play their personal collection of media in a single room with a click of a button.
While the ShowStar does not support additional media storage or independent Players as offered in the Pro Line series, dealers may add an audio/video switch to share the ShowStar in other rooms. ShowStar comes with a handheld remote control and may also be controlled by a number of other control systems, including Control 4, iPad/iPhone, Elan and any one-way remote control system.
ShowStar also incorporates a complete Music Server that allows the client to control the browsing and playback of their loaded music and networked iTunes library using Apple’s own free iPad/iPhone “Remote” App. This new Mozaex “2-Way iTunes” feature allows them to play any iTunes music library located on their home network via the ShowStar and Apple’s Airport Express.
USA and International retail pricing starts at $1,995 USD for the Blu-ray drive 1TB model. A 2TB and a 3TB Blu-ray model are available at $2,495 USD and $2,995 USD, respectively. A DVD drive model starts at $1,495 USD.
The ShowStar comes with a 15-day money back guarantee and is covered by a limited 1-year parts, 90-day labor warranty plus free product lifetime telephone support. Mozaex offers its dealers at no-charge a live webinar technical training class plus free standard software updates.