updated 04:45 pm EDT, Thu June 25, 2009
MvixUSA intros Ultio
MvixUSA on Thursday announced the upcoming release and specs of its 1080p-capable Ultio networked multimedia player. The device is compatible with UPnP-standard networks and can be ordered with a 1TB hard drive. Streaming content from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other similar sites is supported, and MvixUSA says the device supports a record amount of video file formats and codecs, including the relatively uncommon RMVB or FLAC.
A BitTorrent client is integrated allowing for standalone downloads and there is basic NAS functionality for sharing media. A USB slave port allows for straight transfers from a connected PC, while two USB 2.0 ports allow users to connect external flash drives. There is an Ethernet port, while Draft N Wi-Fi is optional via an add-on dongle.
Connections include a single HDMI 1.3 output, component and composite video as well as optical and stereo audio outs.
The Ultio will launch at the start of July, priced at $169 as a standalone or $259 with a pre-installed 1TB hard drive. Drives up to 1.5TB are supported. [via SlashGear]