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MEGA 865 Pro with HDTV support introduced

American X2 that positions itself as a digital lifestyle product vendor, introduced to the public the new MEGA 865 Pro barebone with X2Link and X2Go features. It´s a kind of a ready entertainment center supporting HDTV recording. The compact main body is to be connected to other "digital home" devices via X2Link, so user is able to watch or record any content received by MEGA 865 Pro on any other home PC. X2Link also enables to control MEGA 865 Pro from the Web.

X2Go, in its turn, automatically transfers content from MEGA 865 Pro to any X2Go-compatible portable so you can watch it afterwards on the road.

Speaking of integrated HDTV tuner, it supports 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i resoluions. By 2006 all TV stations in USA are to fully move to digital broadcasting. At the moment already 1129 of 1678 are fully digital serving to 99.35% of USA population. And about a half of all shows are broadcasted in the HDTV format. MEGA 865 Pro receives digital signals with a built-in DTV antenna, while analog NTSC comes through standard cable network or satellite. TV shows can be paused/played, stored on hard drive or burnt onto optical media. The system can output the signal simultaneously to a 4:3 or 16:9 TV set and a PC monitor.

Media center´s front panel features display indicating playback mode, settings, volume, CPU temperature and HDD state and a receiver for the bundled remote control.

MEGA 865 Pro is stuffed with 3.6GHz Pentium 4 CPU, 2GB DDR400 and up to 400GB HDD. Interfaces include 802.11b+g Wi-Fi and 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE1394 and USB 2.0. Besides, the system has 1 x AGP8X and 1 x PCI slot, 6-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Memory and Stick Pro).

Actually this self promotion of X2 is pure marketing, because the company is actually a distributor and an OEM partner of MSI in Canada and USA..

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