Is 99.00 Euro* a Good Price? Or is it a Very Good Price?
ICY BOX HDD Network Multi-Media Player IB-MP3011
150 Euro 99 Euro is surely a outstanding price.
The new ICY BOX multi-media player IB-MP3011 is based on the chipset Realtek 1073 which is notoriously quite capable: Full HD, DTS and Dolby Digital, WMA and AAC downmixes, all common containers and formats are supported. The differences which make a difference are found somewhere else.
1. Dolby Digital True HD
As the chipset is the latest version, Realtek 1073 DD(C+), even downmixes of Dolby Digltal (7.1) true HD are possible. Great news for movie enthusiasts.
2. Without a Fan
Even when the IB-MP3011 is used with a 3.5" SATA HDD inserted no fan is necessary for cooling. It could be noisily annoying particularly in the most suspenseful or delicate moments. The solid aluminium enclosure and the sophisticated architecture of the interior grant optimum heat dissipation. External hint: the cool look of the IB-MP3011 in its matte black
3. A Little Network Server
With the facility of an HDD to be inserted some goodies come. A Samba and a DLNA server for data access as well as a BitTorrent® client for downloads. Thus this media player is almost a NAS, almost. We don’t want to exaggerate.
4. Plus ...
Please see the specs.
We think in a densely packed product environment where it’s hard to spot differences in performance it will be the price which will distinguish the ICY BOX IB-MP3011.
*recommended retail price
• Stylish aluminium enclosure
• Powerful Media Chip RealTek RTD1073 DD(C+) inside
• Including DTS, Dolby Digital, WMA and AAC downmix support. Dolby Digital True HD (7.1) in preperation
• Supports: LAN 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
• Supports: up to WiFi iEEE802.11n (optional WiFi USB dongle required)
• Integrated Web radio function (Shoutcast based)
• Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4: Xvid, WMV9, ISO, VOB, IFO, MP4, DAT, MOV, AVI, MKV, H.264, TS, TP, M2TS, FLV
• Audio: MP3/OGG/WMA/WAV/AAC
• Image: HD-JPEG, JPG, BMP
• Supported cards: SD/SD-HC/MMC/MS
• Audio out: Stereo 2 Ch (RCA), SPDIF (optical)
• Video out: HDMI 1.3, Composite, Component
• File System: NTFS/FAT32
• Transfer rates: USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbit/s
• Supports Windows XP/Vista/7, MAC OS >9/X,
• Controllable by remote control
Raidsonic Technology GmbH
STORAGE SOLUTIONS without Limits
ICY BOX is RaidSonic's popular own brand with a huge clientele for storage solutions, media players and multimedia accessories. Internal and external enclosures for HDDs have established the excellent reputation of the ICY BOX brand. NAS systems, HDD multimedia players and multicard readers are the logical development and topping off of the sales mix.
RaidSonic Technology GmbH was established in 1999. The success came swiftly. The array of products grew, the staff grew. In 2004 the company had to move to larger accommodations at a new location. Following the start focused on Germany alone, the rapid growth led to the expansion of our activities into nearly all of Europe. Today our European and even Asian activities are expanding, too.