Hauppauge, the guys that brought us many HTPC tuners and devices (Hauppauge HD-PVR anyone?) is updating their aging MediaMVP media player with a new, HD-ready version called the MediaMVP-HD.
The new Hauppauge MediaMVP-HD was exhibited at CeBIT 2009 in Hanover. The new media player is in a small box that looks strikingly similar to the SageTV HD200 and I wouldn't be shocked if the internals were similar if not nearly the same as the HD200. Like most media players these days, the MediaMVP-HD connects to your TV via LAN or wireless via USB Wifi dongle to provide video, audio and photos to your TV set.
There's not a lot of details available yet, but I pulled the following from the German CNet site:
- HD Capable
- Plays all major media formats (I'll have to check on which ones specifically since "major" is a bit broad for me)
- Can connect to Windows machines or Samba network drives via network connection
- USB slot on front
- I see component video and S-Video but no DVI or HDMI unfortunately. UPDATE: It does look like HDMI is on this box - looking at the cable on the right side of the second photo I believe that is actually an HDMI cable plugged in
- Expected to be available mid-2009 although no official word from hauppauge on the exact date and which countries this will be available for.
UPDATE via SHS on AVSForum:
- Board: The box uses a Sigma 8654
- Video: Component Video, S-Video, Composite and HDMI outputs
- Audio: Left audio, Right audio and Toslink Digital Optical audio output
- LAN Network input (not sure if gigabit or not)
- OS: Linux and Samba based
- It can be a standalone (it does not need a PC to boot like the previous MediaMVP did).
For those of you who speak German, feel free to let me know what the videos