updated 03:00 pm EST, Tue December 16, 2008
MvixPVR for home theater
Mvix has recently and quietly introduced a new multi-functional device to complement home theater set-ups, the MvixPVR. It combines personal video recorder capabilities with media server functionality and has a dock for iPods. The MvicPVR can play back 1080p high-definition video, will upconvert standard-def signals and supports 5.1-channel digital surround sound set-ups. It has an HDMI input and output, in addition to standard RCAs and components as well as USB 2.0 port that allows users to connect external drives or digital cameras to play back their content. The device itself can be connected to PCs like an external drive.
As is the case with other Mvix products, the MvixPVR does not ship with hard drives, but specs suggest it can support SATA HDDs up to 1TB in capacity.
The MvixPVR has Wi-Fi functionality and can be configured to work as a network-attached storage device, UPnP media server and BitTorrent downloader. Mvix promises the product can make digital recordings from any connected source, including a satellite or set-top box as well as a camcorder. The MvixPVR is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux PCs.
There is no official word on release information nor pricing. [via eHomeUpgrade]