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Emtec Media Cube S800

Emtec Movie Cube S800 DVR

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Remote control for virtualized desktops

On the front, there's just a power button, status indicator light and a small colour information LCD screen, which automatically changes display orientation, depending on the alignment of the unit.

Emtec Media Cube S800

The info display's clear and easy to use

On the back, you'll find just about every input and output connection option under the sun, including Scart, component-video, s-video and HDMI. For HD content, the box's maximum output resolution is 1080i.

In addition to the two standard USB ports, there's a USB-A socket for attaching the S800 to a PC as an external drive. There are two sets of RCA analogue audio jacks, plus coaxial and optical digital SPDIF connectors.

The S800 can be networked through its Ethernet port, and Emtec bundles a USB Wi-Fi dongle for you to use if you only have a WLAN.

Emtec has even enabled the S800 to work as network-attached storage device, but this function has to be switched on when you want it and all other features are disabled when the box is in NAS mode.

Emtec Media Cube S800

Plenty of connectivity options

The S800's settings are easy to navigate and adjust, and the main menu offers a nice simple selection of the various features, including digital TV channels, analogue TV, recorded programmes, and the player that handles content stored on the device or shared over the network. If the S800 can get an internet connection, there is also the option of listening to internet radio stations.

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