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Avermedia MCECINEMA Averlife Cinema Media Player

by AVERMEDIA

Price: CDN$ 71.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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Technical Details

  • Support Video: Max Resolution: HDMI output up to 720p,/RM/RMVB up to 1024x574/MPEG 1and2/AVI/DivX/XviD/DAT and
  • Support Audio: MP3/OGG/WAV
  • Support Photo: JPG/JPEG/BMP/PNG/TIFF/GIF
  • Support Text File: Txt . MOV up to 720x576
  • HDMI Output, up to 720p;Enjoy videos in various formats


Product Details


Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

AVerLife Cinema: Enjoy Movies, Photos and Music Files on Your TV. AVerLife Cinema is your solution for viewing your media files (Video, music or photos) directly on your TV. The convenient front mounted Hi -Speed USB 2.0 and Card Reader inputs support a wide variety of the most popular media file formats.The AVerLife Cinema is equipped with Component, Composite and HDMI output connectors. It’s a simple and affordable way to view digital media content on your TV or over head projector. Simply connect the AVerLife Cinema, plug-in your input source and you're ready to enjoy all of your Digital Media content.Have all your videos, movies, music and photos on your computer or external hard drive. How about bringing them all together, without the use of a computer and view them on your TV. Now you can and it’s easy! The AVerLife Cinema has an intuitive user interface and included remote control that allows the user to navigate easily through their media library.With photo slideshows, transitions, zoom capabilities and background music you can customize your memories and share them with family and friends. Input Source: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; MS/SD/SDHC/; MMC Card Reader; Output Signal; HDMI; Component (YPbPr); Composite Video; Audio L/R Support File System; FAT/FAT32/NTFS;Package Includes: AVerLife Cinema; User Manual; Power Adapter; HDMI Cable; Component (YPbPr) Cable; Remote Control (Batteries Included).

Product Description

AVerLife Cinema is your solution for viewing your media files (Video, music or photos) directly on your TV. The convenient front mounted Hi -Speed USB 2.0 and Card Reader inputs support a wide variety of the most popular media file formats. The AVerLife Cinema is equipped with Component, Composite and HDMI output connectors. It's a simple and affordable way to view digital media content on your TV or over head projector. Simply connect the AVerLife Cinema, plug-in your input source and you're ready to enjoy all of your Digital Media content. The AVerLife Cinema has an intuitive user interface and included remote control that allows the user to navigate easily through their media library. With photo slideshows, transitions, zoom capabilities and background music you can customize your memories and share them with family and friends. Now you can sit back, relax and experience your videos, music and photos on your TV without having to leave the comfort of your couch.


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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  11 reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for stills, not so much for videos (especially on a large screen) April 6 2011
By Bob Tobias - Published on Amazon.com
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Bottom Line: Good for pictures anywhere or video files on a small screen. (To be fair, for the price this isn't all that bad. I bought it for a bit less than "the price" on sale so I feel even better.)

The unit is small, about the size of a paperback book. I liked that it came with both a component cable (necessary because the player-side connection is non-standard) and an HDMI connector. The player display and menus have a polished look, unlike some low cost media players still available.

Image display is nice. There are a number of built in, nicely done, transitions, and you can configure it to use one all the time or select randomly.

Video display is where this thing falls apart. To test it I rendered the same short movie clip at three different MPEG-2 resolutions. VCD - 480x480, PC - 640x480, and HD - 1920x1080. The VCD played fine but was fuzzy on my large screen. The PC version was sharper but noticeable slower. (The accompanying audio changed key... actually, several keys.) The HD version wouldn't play at all. (There was a pop-up message saying it was an unrecognized format.)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is not a HD media player, why complain about that? April 27 2011
By Rocket Scientist - Published on Amazon.com
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The manual or description nowhere says that this player can play HD video files. It do has HDMI output, and can output a 720p picture, but it is only for player menu and image display. Video playback is purely SD (1024x576 is not a HD, it's just native 16:9 SD).

I've tried various video formats, here's the results:

DIVX AVI (DIVX3-4-5-6) - All ok.
ISO MPEG2 (720x576) - ok.
SVCD (544x576, 480x576) - partially ok, while playback is smooth and in sync with audio, image gets distorted at regular intervals of time (approx once per 2 seconds).
RealMedia - I had some old, QCIF resolution files, thrown them in, plays them OK. Have no idea, how it will handle larger resolution files.
Quicktime (.mov), both small resolution files, and higher resolution ones (640x480x30fps) were played nicely.

While this unit plays standalone .vob files finely, it does not supports DVD menu, navigation or chapters.

The only one drawback I've noticed is oversaturated colors at HDMI output (haven't tried other ones). I have to reduce saturation on my TV from 50 to 30, when using this player, to make colors look normal.

Another con - in movies with AC3 audio, audio level is too low, and have to crank up it to max.

Another con #2 - while this device recognises flash drives and hard drives easilly, it does not recognises external DVD-ROM.

Overall, this is nice product, and for $20 price tag, this will be the quite reasonable purchase.

UPDATE: Found a serious flaw with this device. Contacted avermedia support, but no answer for 2 weeks so far.

When playing .VOB files, which have audio track with LPCM audio in it (most musical videos and concert recordings have LPCM audio), video and audio playback speed increases, hissing and chopping sound is heard, and video and audio came out of sync.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Falls Short April 7 2011
By Bernard Robbins - Published on Amazon.com
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Pros: Small; NTFS for USB hard drives (meh); Remote; Wide range of outputs (will go from my HDTV to CRT in kids room to LCD in mini van).

Cons: No internal storage (meh); No exFAT (Biggie: no support for <4GB files, most 720p files are ~6GB); No support for x264 MKV (vast majority of rip'd movies); No network.

I didn't even get to play one movie since it wouldn't play a x264 MKV's. The menu did come up. I reformatted my flash drive to NTFS (not a good idea) and it did recognize it.

Returning it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have studied more July 25 2011
By tcduncan - Published on Amazon.com
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Doesn't support .M4V format, so not useful for me. Love my WD-TV, guess there's a reason this was 1/2 the price. Picture looks good with photos and the limited content I had it supports. So, a 2 for me.
4.0 out of 5 stars After firmware update... June 2 2012
By Mark J. Anspacher - Published on Amazon.com
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Pros: Small, portable, plays many file formats, I/O connectors cover the basics.

Cons: It runs HOT! Ships with outdated firmware, latest firmware update is from August 2010.

Other thoughts: I've been using this player for about two months. Out of the box it worked fine with only minor setup required. However, last night when I turned it on I was suddenly getting B&W video. I turned it off and back on and now the video was a mass of wavy lines like an old TV set with no antenna. It appeared to have reset itself to some default settings. I went to the manufacturer support site and found that a) there is a firmware update, and b)B&W video and garbled video are indications of incorrect output settings. I adjusted the settings so that I had usable video and then applied the update. Everything seems fine now - but it is curious that the player suddenly reset itself. FWIW the FAQs on the support site are spot-on.

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