HD media player speeds up
Oct 02, 2010, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)
"Qnap Systems announced a new version of its NAS-like,
1080p-ready IP set-top box and media player. The NMP-1000P Network
Multimedia Player features a faster, Sigma Designs system-on-chip
(SoC) than the previous model, running the 667MHz SMP8643, and adds
twice as much RAM (512MB), four times the flash memory (256MB),
enhanced Wolfson audio, and a eSATA Host port.
"It was almost exactly a year ago that Qnap launched the
NMP-1000, a DLNA-ready media player billed as a cross between a
set-top box (STB) and a network-attached storage (NAS) server. The
new "P" version of the device uses the same 8.0 x 6.9 x 2.4-inch
(204 x 176.4 x 62mm), 1.5-pound (0.7 kg) chassis, but beefs it up
with a faster processor, more memory, and improved audio and
external storage support.
"Qnap did not listed the embedded operating system of either
system, but considering that the software is said to be based on
Qnap's Linux-based Turbo NAS server stack, a tuxy foundation
appears more than likely for the NMP-1000P."