New Iomega home theatre devices

Iomega has announced a new family of ScreenPlay HD Media Player products. The products enable consumers to browse their home network for stored videos to be viewed on their TV, and directly access online content from popular Internet sites.

Three different ScreenPlay HD Media Player products are available, with different features at different price points.

ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player

The ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player supports 1080p high definition playback at 24fps. The device can be equipped with up to 2TB of storage. Numerous popular codecs are supported such as DivX, H.264, WMV and MKV.

The device is compatible with PCs and Macs, and is equipped with an Ethernet connection for file access and sharing over a home network. It is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compatible for interaction with other DLNA compatible devices. There are three USB 3.0 ports for attaching external storage devices, a camera, or a WiFi adapter.

The interface is pre-configured to access popular online media sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Shoutcast Internet radio, RSS feeds and podcasts. The device can also be customised with personal online favourites.

The ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities with a recommended retail price of R2,799 and R4,799 respectively.

ScreenPlay Plus HD Media Player

This is an entry-level HD media player as well as a high capacity storage device for your media library. Available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, it supports up to 1080i resolution video playback, and is DivX certified. 

The ScreenPlay Plus is compatible with such media formats as MP3, AC3 (Dolby Digital Encoding), WAV, WMA, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI-VOB), MPEG-4 (AVI/DivX/XViD) and JPEG. The ScreenPlay Plus includes an HDMI connection and a USB 2.0 port for accessing additional storage from a portable hard drive or a USB Flash drive.

The recommended retail pricing for the 500GB and 1TB models is R1,899 and R2,199 respectively.

ScreenPlay TV Link Director

The ScreenPlay™ TV Link Director provides the capabilities of the ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player at a fraction of the cost. It is a small and compact device with no onboard hard drive. Users can connect storage devices via the USB 2.0 port, or browse content on their home networks.

The recommended retail price is R1,499.

Universal control

All of the new Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products come with an improved universal remote for browsing content.

“As the world’s leader in HD media players, Iomega has changed the way consumers experience digital content on their home networks,” said Michelle Kasselman, Iomega’s Key Account Manager in South Africa. “Consumers can sit on the sofa rather than in front of the PC and enjoy videos, photos and music.”


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