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Sony unveils new circular media servers

Written by Dave Horvath @ 07 May 2008 14:15 User comments (8)

Sony unveils new circular media servers Today, Sony has launched an all new home media server on the people of Japan that touts some interesting specs. Being called a multimedia server and NAS drive, the VGF-HS1 and VGF-HS1S come in 1TB and 1.5TB flavors respectively. Coupled with its unique small circular design, it could fit nicely on just about any HTPC.
The device boasts gigabit Ethernet, DLNA compatibility, integrated display, USB connectivity, hide-away multicard reader behind the front panel and plays many different codecs including AVCHD, MPEG2, HDV, JPEG, BMP, PNG, WAV, MP3, ATRAC, AAC and WMA.

The device is set to ship on May 17th across Japan to the tune of 60,000 ($570) / 80,000 ($760), depending on how much disk space you require. No word as of yet on whether or not they will be sent out to the rest of the world.

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8 user comments

17.5.2008 15:06

no mkv / divx .h264 or mpeg4

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27.5.2008 16:46

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Well, I was interested...

37.5.2008 18:13

popcorn hour and alot cheaper looks better then this sorry sony i will pass

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47.5.2008 19:12

How much? Most likely, too much.

57.5.2008 23:43

Originally posted by iluvendo:
How much? Most likely, too much.
$570 and $760 according to the article. I purchased the HP MediaServer 1TB version, and added another TB hard drive. It works well. It's even picked up through my PS3, and seems pretty fluid. It has a feature that backs up multiple computers. I would like to see more specs on this to compare the two products with each other.

68.5.2008 4:00

Would'nt it be a laugh if people started using this device to store their movie back ups on ( especially $ony studios movies)

79.5.2008 13:44

F $ony

810.5.2008 13:02

Im all up for new an intresting shapes but really thats a tad expensive for a 1 TB of NAS and honestly a NAS is ideally hidden away some place to do its job and not be seen and for that money you could make a media center pc with 1TB.

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