Conceptronic Presents the New Grab’n’GO Media Giant at CeBIT


Conceptronic Grab-n-Go Media GiantThe Media Giant is a highly advanced and full featured network HD media player and hard disk recorder in one solution. With Media Giant, Conceptronic combined the best features of a product coming from both the CE and IT markets. This device with touch screen on the front has a distinctive design which fits perfectly in the living room.

Also inside it impresses with a lot of functionalities. The recording onto the built-in 3,5 inch SATA hard disk (up to 1 TB) can be done in 4 ways;

  • Through the built in analog TV tuner (to records all the programs like traditional VCR),
  • AV in (Composite/Scart in) – to record
    directly from live TV, DVD player,
    digital set top box, etc.,
  • Component YPbPr in – for more high
    quality recording,
  • 1394 DV in – to record or copy directly
    from a digital video camera.

Even the GUIDE Plus+® technology (www.europe.guideplus.com) is embedded. The GUIDE Plus+® system is an easy-to-use interactive television program guide that displays TV listings right on the TV screen. Thanks to GUIDE Plus+® system, recording from the analog cable can’t be any easier. Besides recording, it plays all sorts of photos, music and movies in HD quality up to 1080i resolution. The content can be played locally from the hard disk or from the network.

The Media Giant is DLNA 1.5 compliant and features a samba client and UPnP AV Twonky media server(www.twonkyvision.com). This allows any user to stream and copy photos, music or movies from and to the Media Giant or PC over the network. Especially for the consumers who don’t want to install a network at home, Conceptronic offers this product including a built in PLC (Powerline) 200 Mbps network adapter. This technique allows a user to set up a network automatically by simply plugging in the power cable.

The Media Giant offers all needed connections, for example HDMI and Component YPbPr for optimal images in HD quality. Also optical and coaxial SPDIF connectors are on board to connect a digital speaker set for full enjoyment of 5.1 Dolby Surround sound. The USB and mini USB connector are placed on the front to connect the PVR to the PC or to add an external HDD or memory drive.

The Media Giant is a unique product and a perfect example driven by the converging of the CE and IT market. It records TV programs, plays HD movies, music and photos, which can be placed in a network and has a built in PowerPlug adapter to connect to your network over the electricity lines.

The Media Giant will be presented during the CeBIT at the Conceptronic booth B06 in Hall 25.

Features at a glance:

  • Unique design with stylish touch sensitive buttons.
  • Record all your favourite TV shows and movies and records directly from a DVD player, camcorder or
    set-top-box (for digital cable or satellite).
  • Play all popular formats of high definition digital media (movies, photos, music).
  • Stream all digital media directly from your PC and other compatible storage devices like the
    Grab’n’GO NAS products.
  • UPnP AV with Twonky Media Server, share your media with other clients in a network.
  • Highspeed USB 2.0 Port to connect directly to your computer and a USB 2.0 host port to connect
    additional storage like a HDD or flash drive.
  • 10/100Mbps network connection and built-in 200Mbps Powerline adapter (UPA compatible) for
    optimal network connectivity.

Technical specifications:

  • TV format: PAL/NTSC.
  • Built-in analog TV tuner.
  • HDMI, Component, Composite and S-Video video outputs.
  • Component, Composite and Firewire™ video inputs.
  • Analog and Optical/Coaxial digital audio output (SPDIF).
  • 10/100 Mbps ethernet port .
  • Optional: 200 Mbps Powerline adapter (UPA compatible).
  • Supported video formats: DivX, XviD, WMV9, MPEG 1/2/4, AVI, SVCD, VCD, JPEG, MP3 (VBR), WAV, SRT and VOB (IFO).
  • USB 2.0 port (to connect directly to your computer) and USB 2.0 host port.
  • DLNA 1.5 and UPnP AV compliant.
  • Measurements: 25 x 23 x 8,5 cm (WxLxH) (almost half the size of a traditional DVD/HDD recorder).
  • Compatible with Windows 2000/XP & Vista™.





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