QNAP Releases the Updated NMP-1000P Networked Media Player

It’s been exactly one year since QNAP launched the NMP-1000 Networked Media Player. Now, QNAP is replacing that model with the NMP-1000P, a device that features Sigma Designs’ latest chip capable of full 1080p HD video with Dolby and DTS multi-channel surround sound. This product, unlike most of its media streamer competitors, can double as NAS device, for file sharing and PC backup (compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux), when equipped with a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive. Of course, the NMP-1000P can also stream files from network shares when files are available via DLNA/UPnP, SMB, and NFS. Oh, and in case you need more storage than the internal storage it can handle, the NMP-1000P includes USB and eSATA ports that can be used with NTFS, FAT32, and EXT3 formatted drives to playback large media file like your DVD movie rips with full menu navigation support. List price: around $450.

New NMP-1000P Features:

  • Sigma Designs 667Mhz SMP8643 SoC processor
  • Downloadable movie cover and metadata support
  • built-in Wolfson WM8524 high performance DAC
  • New service: Mediafly Network
  • eSATA-to-PC and USB-to-PC mass storage drive capabilities

QNAP New NMP-1000P Delivers Digital Home Experience with Premium-quality Video, Audio, and the Ease of File Sharing and Backup Capabilities

New NMP-1000P Networked Player with High Performance Wolfson Stereo DAC is Ideal for Audio and Video Enthusiasts Looking to Playback Wide Range of Multimedia Content while Enjoying the Crisp 1080p Videos and Dolby® and DTS Multi-Channel Surround Sound in Addition to the NAS Features and Internet Media Streaming Capability.

Taipei, Taiwan, September 2010 – QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and Network-based Media Players today announced the NMP-1000P Network Multimedia Player, a unique new product for audiophiles and AV enthusiasts. NMP-1000P features the latest Sigma Designs® video/audio decoder that is capable of displaying ultra realistic full HD movies with advanced menu navigation, crystal clear next-generation Dolby® and DTS multi-channel surround sound, high-quality lossless music, digital pictures with background music, and other multimedia content. NMP-1000P is also powered by a high performance Wolfson stereo digital to analog converter for truly outstanding audio experience.

What’s more, the intuitive user interface of NMP-1000P makes it a snap to download movie covers and related information, and to discover and catalog content from any connected storage device or network drives. NMP-1000P retains Turbo NAS functionality for backup of all networked computers, convenient cross-platform file sharing among Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX, multiple user accounts and access right management, and remotely access to media files with the built-in Web File Manager and FTP. NMP-1000P even streams thousands of TV shows, news, podcasts, music, photos, and other content from Mediafly™, Apple Movie Trailers, CNN, SHOUTcast, Internet radio service, Flickr, Picasa, and more.

“NMP-1000P is truly the missing piece in today’s digital homes for enjoying premium-quality picture and sound,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. “Today’s users demand that contents be available on the fly and they don’t want to deal with a multitude of different devices and interfaces to make it happen. NMP-1000P is the culmination of QNAP’s extensive experience in developing network appliances and software applications which can satisfy the consumers’ need to get the content they want from virtually any source, and play it with the best video and audio quality on the living room TV using a single networked device.”

NMP-1000P can be connected to a home network via wired or wireless 802.11b/g/n (a variety of compatible wireless USB adaptors are sold separately) network connection. NMP-1000P can host a user-supplied 3.5-inch SATA hard drive with up to 2TB capacity for local content storage plus hi-speed USB and eSATA external connections for storage expansion, as well as directly connected to PC via USB and eSATA for fast data transfer, all within a sleek compact set-top box with a remote control and friendly user interface for easy navigation.

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1 Reaction to “QNAP Releases the Updated NMP-1000P Networked Media Player”

  1. Coby Heise says:

    Hmmm…$450 for this QNAP device, or around $165 for an Xtreamer or Xtreamer Pro? All kidding aside, they sound very similar in features, with the exception (I'm surmising) being that Xtreamer brings in all those features somewhat piece-meal, while QNAP has developed their solution as an integrated, solo package (which likely means it's more polished and consistent). Being a more advanced user of devices like these, however, I actually prefer the more do-it-yourself, “tinkerer” style as seen with the Xtreamer devices, which is precisely why I have several of them. Still, the QNAP device sounds compelling, and I'd love to demo one; it's just that $450 price tag thing.