Wednesday, September 29th 2010

QNAP New NMP-1000P Delivers Digital Home Experience

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.

Availability
The new NMP-1000P is available now through popular commercial distributors, resellers, and retailers globally.
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8 Comments on QNAP New NMP-1000P Delivers Digital Home Experience

#3
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
i love the prices for these nas systems, for $400 i could build an ITX htpc that blows this thing away in functionality .
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pjladyfox
*yawn* Wake me up when a chip vendor implements PROPER SubStationAlpha Style and position support. Otherwise, this is just yet another half-baked NAS box to capitalize on those who really do not know or care about complete subtitle support. :banghead:
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#5
_JP_
I like its sleek looks. Pricing/features ratio is a turn down, as always.
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#6
Completely Bonkers
Active fan cooling. HATE that on a device that sits in an AV setup.
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#7
caleb
HTPC won't ever use 20W under load hence I don't know why you guys think this is overpriced.
Sleek looking player it just lacks passive cooling as CB mentioned but with that power consuption I don't think this will be an issue. My Harman Kardon amp has a huge fan and I never heard it>
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#8
Wile E
Power User
pjladyfox said:
*yawn* Wake me up when a chip vendor implements PROPER SubStationAlpha Style and position support. Otherwise, this is just yet another half-baked NAS box to capitalize on those who really do not know or care about complete subtitle support. :banghead:
Agreed. Still gonna stick with PS3 Media Server using Avisynth/Mencoder streaming to my PS3 for now. Not perfect, but better than most.

caleb said:
HTPC won't ever use 20W under load hence I don't know why you guys think this is overpriced.
Because I can get a HTPC + extras for that money? I'll sacrifice a little wattage for something that actually has some versatility in addition to proper format support.
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