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.