Toshiba expands its multimedia range with the StorE TV, a multimedia hard disk device offering a capacity of up to 2 terabytes.
Toshiba Europe GmbH today launched the StorE TV, an external hard disk drive (HDD) optimised for multimedia applications. The Toshiba StorE TV serves as a multimedia player offering a capacity of up to 2 terabytes. A wide selection of interface also allows it to connect to various entertainment and multimedia devices and screens. The Toshiba StorE TV will be available during the second quarter of 2010 in the Middle East.
The increasing popularity of creating, downloading and sharing movies, audio files and pictures in high quality has led to a high demand for large storage capacity for multimedia content. “With the StorE TV Toshiba introduces its first external hard disk drive dedicated to multimedia applications,” says Leon Gifford, Country Manager for UAE and Bahrain, Computer Systems Division, Toshiba Gulf. “It is another important component in Toshiba’s everyday home entertainment portfolio, supporting a broad range of multimedia formats.” This gives users the freedom to choose the device and screen best suited to them to play music and display photos or videos stored on the device.
Comfortable graphical interface for ease-of-use
The user can navigate very easily and comfortably through the on-screen menu via the remote control which accompanies the device. The graphical user interface offers easy and quick access to all configuration options, multimedia player functions and stored files.
Elegant design for everyday use
The simple and elegant glossy black design of the StorE TV underlines its intended everyday use. At only 170 mm x 46 mm x 111 mm it is very handy and will discretely fit your living room environment.
Compatible with many multimedia standards
The Toshiba StorE TV has a 3.5’’ (8.89cm) hard disk drive which offers a capacity of up to 2 terabytes – enough for up to 770 hours of playback in DVD quality . The StorE TV decodes videos in standard definition quality (up to 720 x 576). Furthermore, the StorE TV can upscale stored SD content to HD quality (1080i) and display it via HDMI on a TV set. It also works with various music formats like MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC, as a video player decoding MPEG2, AVI and MP4 or as photo album which is compatible to JPEG format. Other interfaces of the StorE TV are component video, standard audio and video, and USB. The StorE TV also supports specifications for USB client and host. This enables users to connect an external storage device to the StoreE TV and playback multimedia content direct to the screen.