Home media server manufacturer Mozaex said this week that it is now shipping its ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server.
The ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server.
The ShowStar ($1,995 base suggested retail) will be presented along with the company's family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, June 28-30.
The company is billing the device as the "most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows and more than 100 online media channels."
"Our dealers can dramatically expand their sales into the hundreds of thousands of untapped mid-level home entertainment projects," stated Douglas Kihm, Mozaex CEO. "At a price that is less than a midrange HDTV, the ShowStar offers the dealer a profitable way to differentiate their custom products and services from â€˜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. The server is based on the company's new X7 OS, said to be easy to set up and use.
It is employs Nvidia GPUs and PureVideo HD technology to deliver 1080p Blu-ray video quality with 7.1-channel surround-sound HD audio.
As with other Mozaex devices, the ShowStar requires users to supply their own DVD- and Blu-ray Disc-ripping software to transfer disc content to the storage drives. The company said, "Since the ShowStar does not ship with unlicensed decryption software, the product is 100-percent legal and consequently does not require any cumbersome and expensive disc changers to play movies."
"For those who want greater peace of mind regarding any legal issues, Mozaex optionally offers a $2,495 Cache 100 disc changer that prevents movie playback if the disc is not present," the company said.
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