IFA: Dune’s “word’s smallest” HD media player
September 3, 2012
Dune HD has unveiled its Dune HD Connect – what it claims is the world’s smallest Full HD media player. Designed to convert existing dumb screens into Smart TVs, the Dune HD Connect comes in a compact stick format that simply plugs into the TV’s HDMI socket to enable movies, TV and other content to be streamed from home networks or the Internet through its built-in Wi-Fi. The options of cable or terrestrial digital TV tuners further increase the content choices.
Inside compact packaging, the Dune HD Connect shares the same features as the Dune HD range of media players. As a result, it will play the widest number of digital media formats from networked files or IPTV/VoD/OTT applications in superior quality Full 1080p HD video and audio. An enhanced variant, the Dune HD Connect 3D, also includes full 3D video support, HDMI 1.4 and MHL output. Both versions have the option of Z-Wave connectivity for home automation applications.
With a micro SD slot and a USB port, the Dune HD Connect can also be directly connected to local content,. Its compact size means it can fit into the smallest spaces, avoiding the need for additional boxes alongside TVs and other components. For those TVs without HDMI slots, a special adapter will connect to analogue AV ports in order to provide access to streamed and local content.