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No PC required: Brando SATA HDD adapter plays media straight out of the box

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June 17, 2009

The Brando SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter works with SATA hard drives, SDHC cards, an...

The Brando SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter works with SATA hard drives, SDHC cards, and USB storage devices

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If you like your gadgets to be functional but without all that fussy “styling” or aesthetic design, the Brando SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter may be for you. This no-frills adapter is literally a black box device that lets you play media files from a SATA hard disk, SDHC card, or USB storage device on your TV.

You can connect the SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter to your computer (it works with both PCs and Macs) using USB 2.0, and then connect any 2.5 or 3.5-inch (6.4 or 8.9cm) SATA hard disk for data transfer, backup, and cloning. But the real value-added feature is that the device works as a standalone media player – no computer required.

The device connects to your TV with component, composite and HDMI interfaces. Once the unit is connected, you can use the included remote to control the built-in interface and play a variety of video and audio formats.

The SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter may not have a sleek design or even a cool name, but if you are looking for a simple way to watch your media files on your TV, plus move some files around, this gizmo will get the job done. And for only USD$69, it just might be worth a look.

  • Video format: MPG / DAT, MPG, MPEG, VOB, AVI, MP4, DIVX
  • Audio formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, MPA, WMA, AC3
  • Image format: JPEG
  • Video output: composite (AV), component (YPbPr), HDMI (480i/576i/720P/1080i)
  • Audio output: CX/5.1CH
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