Mini media is seriously compact with Crystal Acoustics16 June 2011
Following on from the successful introduction of the PicoHD5.1 portable media player, Crystal Acoustics has announced the launch of another ‘mini media marvel’ – the MediaMatchbox.
The new product decodes more video formats (including Blu-ray) and offers increased video bandwidth. HD Audio pass-through and downmix, navigation keys on the device, and video enhancement controls are among the other new features.
Packed into a size format likened to a ‘somewhat tubby’ credit card, the device turns any USB memory stick or NAS drive into an entertainment source for the user’s TV.
Measuring 8.5cm x 5.4cm x 1.6cm and weighing only 40 grams, MediaMatchbox delivers HD video up to 1080p via its HDMI output; supports 5.1 multi-channel audio with HD pass-through; offers compatibility with ‘almost every’ audio and video file, including DivX, BD-ISO, WMV, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, AAC and FLAC; and works with hard disks, USB flash drives, and SD and MMC media cards.