Computers & Electronics
Zazz - MediaMate Wireless Player - $179
Wireless Lan, DVI enclosure only
Have you noticed that television programmes of late have been getting worse and worse? Sure we get the occasional "Lost" or "Coupling" but 95% of general free to air and subscription television programmes are absolute garbage. Take "Two and a Half Men", for instance. What the hell is that show about? The title alone has given my eleven year old sister nightmares on a number of occasions. Or what about "Big Brother"? Here's a great idea! Let's take a house in the middle of paradise, throw in sixteen nut-bags and an Orwellian reference that is sure to go over the heads of every competitor - and see what happens! Honestly, it's enough to make a sane man weep.
Well, have we got the solution for you - Why should you plug a computer into your television? Because it means your favourite TV shows are on when YOU want them to be. You can forget about missing "Family Guy" because you were meeting the in-laws - just download the episode*, copy it to your MediaMate and press play. It couldn't be easier. Plus, if you bought one of our TV tuners, it's a cinch to turn your PC and Media Player into a poor man's TiVo.
Better yet, rip your favourite DVD movies onto your PC*, copy them to your MediaMate via your home network and they're ready to be watched too! No more tip-toeing around to avoid scratching disks! It even supports Dolby Digital, to give you the real cinema experience!
You'd better arrange your living room a bit better, too, because beyond the obvious advantages with film and television, the MediaMate is also an exceptional music player. Copy across all your tracks* in MP3 or WMA form, and you've got a serious dance party on your hands.
The MediaMate is an exceptional example of the future of television. It has a 10/100 LAN port, making it even easier to connect to your PC, a USB2.0 connection for supported peripherals, it's light and compact and can even output through coaxial digital, component video AND S-Video connections. The Wireless model allows you to connect via your PC or Networks Wireless point. (This allows you to communicate of the device without the need for wires - very handy for the cable concious.)
What a bargain for television the way YOU want it, 24/7.
Grab yours today they won't be here tomorrow!
* Note: We cant work out whether Australian copyright law protects transferring of digital material for personal use, we tried but the act was really big and had long words in it like Ombudsman. Zazz does not endorse stealing music, movies or television programmes - that stuff's for losers.
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