[CEBIT 2011] Xtreamer Ultra: Crisp and vivid Bluray/MKV/AVI Video
At CeBit you will run into several exhibitors about whom you have hardly even heard about. At least not, when you are not a hardcore tech geek only interested in the latest and greatest. While we wandered around in the famous Hall 17 with consumer electronics, we met with Xstreamer, a company that manufactures HTPCs. We were impressed with their media players. The images were crisp and extremely vivid.
The best part of the players were that they supported virtually EVERY codec present + the Xtreamer products are future proof in the sense that in case there might be a new codec, it would be peanuts to update it through firmware updates.
All new Xtreamer products supports Full HD, Dolby Digital, DTS and even Dolby TrueHD which is impressive all by itself.
Their flagship product is the Xtreamer Ultra and packs a punch at an affordable pricetag.
Here are the specifications of the Xtreamer Ultra:
CPU: Intel Atom D525 (dual-core, 1,8 ghz)
GPU: Next-Gen NVIDIA ION
Memory: 4gb DDR 3
Harddisk: Supports 1x 2.5 SATA 3.0 gb/s HDD / SSD
Chipset IO: NM10, NCT5577D
Video memory: 512 DDR
Display options: HDMI 1.3a (w/audio), DVI-I, VGA (with included adapter)
SATA: eSATA 3.0 GB/s
Gigabit LAN Ethernet: 10/100/1000
WiFi: External USB Antenna 802.11n WiFi
USB ports: 6 , 4 on back panel and 2 on front panel
Audio: Onboard analog stereo hi-definition audio, 7.1 Channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI), SPDIF
Form factor: mini-ITX
Mini PCI Express slot: SATA Mini2 PCI-e
IR Port: IRDA 1.0, Direct-x 10.1 with Shader Model 4.1
Software Features: nView Multi-Display
HTPC Capability: Windows 7 with Aero user interface and direct-compute, Boxee, XBMC, MediaPortal, Live CD/precompiled Linux compatible.
Size: 5.35 cm x 21.3 cm x 14.2 cm // Power: DC in 19v
Extra feautures: OpenCL compliant, OpenGL 3.2 compatible, NVIDIA PhysX ready, NVIDIA CUDA ready, NVIDIA Purevideo HD Technology.
And if you are not too crazy of having an HTPC below your TV, Xtreamer has also the Xtreamer DVD, a Connected DVD Player (UPnP, DLNA) supporting Xvid, MKV, H.264, FLAC, AVCHD DivX HD files as well as most being compatible with Dolby Digital and Dolby TrueHD.