Sitecom MD-500 Digital Media Set review

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Sitecom MD-500 Digital Media Set

Sitecom MD-500 Digital Media Set

So first the PR skinny from Sitecom themselves:

The Smart Living line presents the smartest way to organize and fully enjoy your digital photos, music and movies; thereby guaranteeing optimal ease-of-use and simplicity. With the Home Storage Center you can safely store digital photos, music and movies on a central location and share this content with all users at home. Play your digital movies, music and photos, that are stored on the Home Storage Center, but also on a computer or hard disk, with the Wireless Network TV Media Player directly on your TV with High Definition quality (1080p).

Connect the Wireless Network TV Media Player to your wireless network with the Media Adapter with just the push of a button. In combination with the Simultaneous Dual-band Media Router you can wirelessly stream HD-videos with maximum wireless speeds without any interference. Easily take full advantage of your digital photos, music and movies from the comfort of your living room.

You will be receiving the following with this kit:

Home Storage Center:

NAS (Network Attached Storage) 2-bay

  • Storage capacity for one or two 3.5 SATA II hard disks
  • RAID1 (Mirroring) functionality: write data on the first disk and automatically copy the data to the second disk for maximum safety
  • RAID0 functionality: maximize the performance of the Home Storage Center when using two identical hard disks
  • JBOD functionality: expand the capacity of the Home Storage Center with a second hard disk at any time in order to increase the storage capacity

Back-up & organize

  • File Server for your digital photos, music and movies (SMB/UPnP AV protocol)
  • Back-up system: automatic copy of files stored on the computers in a network to the Home Storage Center
  • Smart back-up button to copy all files from a USB storage device directly to the Home Storage Center with a push of a button
  • Manage folder access and user groups by assigning policies

Maximum ease-of-use

  • UPnP AV: automatic connection with other UPnP AV equipped devices within your network, such as a TV Media Player, desktop PC or notebook
  • Stream digital movies, music and photos directly via an UPnP AV equipped TV Media Player without the use of a computer
  • Fully automatic, no installation needed

Smart functionalities

  • User-friendly setup program to install, organize and manage your Home Storage Center with only a few mouse clicks
  • Built-in iTunes Server: easily store and stream your multimedia files to any Mac or Windows PC in your network
  • Built-in BitTorrent client: download your BitTorrent files from your Home Storage Center while your computer is switched off
  • USB 2.0 port available to connect a USB hard disk or a flash memory
  • Power management for energy saving: hard disk(s) automatically stand by when not accessed or used
  • Gigabit network port guarantees high speeds for fast writing and reading data
  • FTP server to access your files anywhere in the world

Wireless Media Router 300N:

  • StreamEngine technology ensures uninterrupted performances for High Definition video and audio streaming
  • Automatic Quality of Service gives priority to time-sensitive applications
  • WISH: wireless intelligent stream handling for the internal wireless network
  • Peer to Peer optimized and up to 30.000 simultaneous open connections guaranteeing ideal performance for downloading
  • Two access points with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless band which can be used simultaneously
  • Specially reserved 5 GHz frequency for time-sensitive traffic such as audio and HD-video streaming, gaming, downloading and VoIP without any interruptions
  • Wireless speeds up to 300 Mbps on both bands
  • Built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch for wired Gigabit speeds
  • Built-in full-duplex 10/100/1000 WAN port to guarantee optimal performance with your internet connection
  • XR Extended Range technology reduces dead spots and offers an optimal range
  • One USB port to connect an external USB storage device and share the stored digital content with all connected users
  • Standard fully out of the box secured with WPA2
  • Smart One-Push Setup button
  • Create a safe wireless connection with just a push

Wireless Network TV Media Player

Connections

  • 1x HDMI 1.3a
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x S/PDIF for digital audio
  • 1x Composite for video & stereo
  • 10/100 Ethernet

Image resolutions

  • Normal (4:3)
  • Widescreen (16:9)
  • 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Audio

  • Up to 24 PCM
  • MPEG
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS 2.0

Supported audio formats

  • MP3 (CBR, VBR 32~320kbps), MP2, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC (Mpeg 4), AC3 (Dolby), FLAC, WMA, WMA Pro

Supported video formats

  • Mpeg 1, Mpeg 2, Mpeg 4 (ASP), Mpeg 4 (AVC HD/H.264), WMV9, VC-1, MKV, Xvid, Divx, Avi, VOB/ISO/IFO, DVR-MS, ASF, MOV, DAT (VCD/SVCD) ,

Supported picture formats

  • GIF, BMP, JPEG, TIF/TIFF, PNG

DLNA Certified

  • UPnP AV: automatic connection with other UPnP AV equipped devices within the network, such as a desktop PC, notebook or Home Storage Center
  • Easily access all digital media stored within the network: stream digital movies, music and photos without the use of a computer
  • Fully automatic, no installation needed

* Firmware upgradable

Wireless Media Adapter 300N

 Dual-band technology

  • Transmit signals on the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency
  • 5 GHz frequency for wireless streaming without interference

Superb performance

  • Standard/compliance 802.11 b/g/n draft 2.0
  • Wireless speeds up to 300 Mbps on both bands
  • USB 2.0

Easy setup & security

  • One-Push Setup: create a wireless connection with one push
  • Security: WPA, WPA2 (AES, TKIP), 64/128 bit WEP with shared-key authentication

And as an extra, you'll also receive a Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote control.

Sitecom MD-500 Digital Media Set

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