Is 99.00 Euro* a Good Price? Or is it a Very Good Price?
ICY BOX HDD Network Multi-Media Player IB-MP3011Ahrensburg, )
150 Euro 99 Euro is surely a outstanding price.
The new ICY BOX multi-media player IB-MP3011 is based on the chipset Realtek 1073 which is notoriously quite capable: Full HD, DTS and Dolby Digital, WMA and AAC downmixes, all common containers and formats are supported. The differences which make a difference are found somewhere else.
1. Dolby Digital True HD
As the chipset is the latest version, Realtek 1073 DD(C+), even downmixes of Dolby Digltal (7.1) true HD are possible. Great news for movie enthusiasts.
2. Without a Fan
Even when the IB-MP3011 is used with a 3.5" SATA HDD inserted no fan is necessary for cooling. It could be noisily annoying particularly in the most suspenseful or delicate moments. The solid aluminium enclosure and the sophisticated architecture of the interior grant optimum heat dissipation. External hint: the cool look of the IB-MP3011 in its matte black
3. A Little Network Server
With the facility of an HDD to be inserted some goodies come. A Samba and a DLNA server for data access as well as a BitTorrent® client for downloads. Thus this media player is almost a NAS, almost. We don’t want to exaggerate.
4. Plus ...
Please see the specs.
We think in a densely packed product environment where it’s hard to spot differences in performance it will be the price which will distinguish the ICY BOX IB-MP3011.
*recommended retail price
• Stylish aluminium enclosure
• Powerful Media Chip RealTek RTD1073 DD(C+) inside
• Including DTS, Dolby Digital, WMA and AAC downmix support. Dolby Digital True HD (7.1) in preperation
• Supports: LAN 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
• Supports: up to WiFi iEEE802.11n (optional WiFi USB dongle required)
• Integrated Web radio function (Shoutcast based)
• Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4: Xvid, WMV9, ISO, VOB, IFO, MP4, DAT, MOV, AVI, MKV, H.264, TS, TP, M2TS, FLV
• Audio: MP3/OGG/WMA/WAV/AAC
• Image: HD-JPEG, JPG, BMP
• Supported cards: SD/SD-HC/MMC/MS
• Audio out: Stereo 2 Ch (RCA), SPDIF (optical)
• Video out: HDMI 1.3, Composite, Component
• File System: NTFS/FAT32
• Transfer rates: USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbit/s
• Supports Windows XP/Vista/7, MAC OS >9/X,
• Controllable by remote control