Mozaex introduced the ShowStar all-in-one Blu-ray Entertainment Server, available with 1TB to 3TB of storage.
ShowStar simplifies home entertainment by providing instant access to a client's entire collection of Blu-ray, DVD and home movies, CD and online music, photo slide shows and online media. The ShowStar satisfies the growing demand for an affordable entertainment solution the client can simply plug in and play their media in five minutes or less. ShowStar is based on the company's new X7 Operating System that's as easy to setup and use as a standard Blu-ray disc player.
“No other consumer class entertainment server offers this incredible price-to-performance value,” said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm. “The nearest competition cost thousands of dollars more, requires an unreliable, complicated mechanical plastic disc changer, and doesn't support photos or online media. Even at these affordable prices, the ShowStar does not compromise on the playback quality of Blu-ray movies and HD photos. Based on NVidia GPUs and PureVideo HD technology, the ShowStar delivers vivid 1080p Blu-ray video quality with crystal clear 7.1 channel surround sound HD Audio.”
Since the ShowStar does not ship with unlicensed decryption software, Mozaex claims the product is 100 percent legal and consequently does not require any cumbersome and expensive disc changers to play movies. However, for those who want greater peace-of-mind regarding any legal issues, Mozaex optionally offers a $2,495 USD “Cache 100” disc changer that prevents movie playback if the disc is not present.
Unlike the company's professional multi-room, scalable “Pro Line” series of Entertainment Servers, ShowStar was designed to meet the needs of the typical non-technical consumer who simply wants to store and play their personal collection of media in a single room with a click of a button.
While the ShowStar does not support additional media storage or independent Players as offered in the Pro Line series, dealers may add an audio/video switch to share the ShowStar in other rooms. ShowStar comes with a handheld remote control and may also be controlled by a number of other control systems, including Control 4, iPad/iPhone, Elan and any one-way remote control system.
ShowStar also incorporates a complete Music Server that allows the client to control the browsing and playback of their loaded music and networked iTunes library using Apple's own elegantly designed, free iPad/iPhone “Remote” App. This new Mozaex “2-Way iTunes” feature allows them to play any iTunes music library located on their home network via the ShowStar and Apple's Airport Express.
Price and Availability
- Mozaex ShowStar with Blu-ray drive 1TB model → $1,995
- Mozaex ShowStar with Blu-ray drive 2TB model → $2,495
- Mozaex ShowStar with Blu-ray drive 3TB model → $2,995
- Mozaex ShowStar with DVD drive → $1,495
The ShowStar comes with a 15-day money back guarantee and is covered by a limited 1-year parts, 90-day labor warranty plus free product lifetime telephone support. Mozaex offers its dealers at no-charge a live webinar technical training class plus free standard software updates. More Mozaex news and reviews.