Legit Mods and Ends Reviews
Masscool MP-1370S 'Media Mate' Media Player
|Date:||Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Masscool’s MP-1370S Media Mate
Today we take a look at Masscool’s MP-1370S “Media Mate” high-definition media player. For us, Masscool is not exactly the first name you think of when you look to buy a HD media server, but the company has been in the business of designing and building HDD enclosures and media players since 2000. As a subsidiary of the Fanner Tech Group, Masscool originally began providing OEM coolers for your CPU, notebook, or HDD. They have a pretty impressive catalog of PC accessories on their website and you can find their products in ‘brick and mortar’ stores as well as on-line.
The Masscool MP-1370S is designed to not only be a media player that can access your favorite multimedia on your local or remote hard, but users are able to use the player to record to an attached USB device or an installed HDD. Priced at a very economical $100, it supports playing of video up to 1080i resolutions through an HDMI port and includes room for an 3.5” internal SATA hard drive so that you can load up all your favorite multimedia. Even if you don’t install an internal hard drive, the MP-1370S can connect to your local internet via the 10/100 Ethernet connection.
Masscool is targeting the user who wants to play and record multimedia. The MP-1370S is a player and recorder and comes with the ability to schedule and “timeshift” recordings. We have seen quite a few media players in the past few months, but this is the first time we have seen a player with the ability to record. Let’s take a closer look inside to see what makes the Masscool tick.
- Play music, high resolution photo, and HD video on TV.
- Video resolution support up to 1080
- Universal fitting for 3.5” SATA I / II HDD device
- Stream and transfer files through Ethernet and USB 2.0 Host port.
- Equipped with a High Definition Multimedia Interface Connector (HDMI).
- Serve as an external USB HDD of PC (Through USB 2.0 Device port)
- Support both NTSC and PAL video in and video out.
- Direct connection to TV & HI-FI speakers & Fiber Optical Output & Co-axial Output.
- Support Multi Language Subtitle
- Aluminum cover with internal metal shielding
- Firmware Upgradable: Yes
- Audio File support: WMA, AAC,OGG, MP3
- Display Format: PAL/NTSC remote assisted switch
- Ethernet Connection: 10/100M
- HDD Support: 3.5" SATA with up to 2TB HDD
- Material: Aluminum Cover and Metal Interior
- Media Output: HDMI, Composite, Component, Fiber Optical, Co-axial
- Movie File format support: MPEG1: AVI/MPEG/DAT, MPEG2: VOB/MPG/TS, MPEG4: AVI/Divx/Xvid/ISO/IFO.
- One Touch Copy: Copy files from USB mass storage and memory card
- One Touch Record: Record to FAT32 HDD
- Photo File Support: JPG/JPEG/BMP
- Schedule Recording: Yes
- System Support: Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista, MAC OS 9.x or above, Linux kernel 184.108.40.206 or above
Next Page - A Closer Look Inside the MP-1370S
Page 1 - Masscool’s MP-1370S Media Mate
Page 2 - A Closer Look Inside the MP-1370S
Page 3 - Setting up the MP-1370S
Page 4 - Playback Performance
Page 5 - Recording Video with the MP-1370S
Page 6 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions