MediaMVP-A Digital Media Player For Your Home Network: Watch and listen to PC based music, videos and pictures on your TV set. Play slide shows with music, too! , Connects to Ethernet networks with standard RJ-45 connectors , Play MP3 music and music playlists , Play MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 videos , Play JPEG and GIF digital pictures , Includes remote control for easy navigation from your TV set MediaMVP is a Linux based digital media receiver based on a powerful IBM PowerPC processor. It includes a hardware MPEG decoder to process digital video movies, while music and digital pictures are software decoded by MediaMVP's processor. It receives the digital media from a PC via an Ethernet LAN, decodes the media and outputs video through composite and S-Video connections, and audio through stereo audio output connectors. MediaMVP and the PC operate in a 'client-server' system, where the MediaMVP requests menus and media from the PC, and the PC satisfies those requests. MediaMVP receives user commands from the infrared remote control and sends these commands to the PC server. Menus seen on the TV set are created via HTML on the PC and sent over the network to the MediaMVP for display on the TV set. Custom user interfaces for the TV set can be created by making new HTML screens on the PC.
Note: This product has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna in the United States because of the transition to digital broadcasting in North America. Analog only TV receivers will continue to work as before with cable TV and satellite TV receivers, plus other video devices such as camcorders and VCRs. For more information, visit the U.S. FCC website on the digital TV transition at dtv.gov
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