Toshiba launches new multimedia player and storage centre Toshiba expands its StorE range with the StorE TV, an easy-to-use multimedia hard disk device offering a capacity of up to 2 terabytes to store and play movies, music, and photos
Neuss, 3rd September 2009 – Toshiba Europe GmbH today launched the StorE TV, an external hard disk drive (HDD) optimised for multimedia applications. The Toshiba StorE TV serves as a multimedia player offering a capacity of up to 2 terabytes. A wide selection of interfaces also allows it to connect to various entertainment and multimedia devices and screens. The Toshiba StorE TV will be available during the fourth quarter of 2009 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The increasing popularity of creating, downloading and sharing movies, audio files and pictures in high quality has led to a high demand for large storage capacity for multimedia content. “With the StorE TV Toshiba introduces its first external hard disk drive dedicated to multimedia applications,” says Marco Perino, General Manager EMEA PC Options, Peripherals and Services Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH. “It is another important component in Toshiba’s everyday home entertainment portfolio, supporting a broad range of multimedia formats.” This gives users the freedom to choose the device and screen best suited to them to play music and display photos or videos stored on the device.
Comfortable graphical interface for ease-of-use
The user can navigate very easily and comfortably through the on-screen menu via the remote control which accompanies the device. The graphical user interface offers easy and quick access to all configuration options, multimedia player functions and stored files.
Elegant design for everyday use
The simple and elegant glossy black design of the StorE TV underlines its intended everyday use. At only 170 mm x 46 mm x 111 mm it is very handy and will discretely fit your living room environment.
Compatible with many multimedia standards
The Toshiba StorE TV has a 3.5’’ (8.89cm) hard disk drive which offers a capacity of up to 2 terabytes – enough for up to 770 hours of playback in DVD quality1. The StorE TV decodes videos in standard definition quality (up to 720 x 576). Furthermore, the StorE TV can upscale stored SD content to HD quality (1080i) and display it via HDMI on a TV set. It also works with various music formats like MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC, as a video player decoding MPEG2, AVI and MP4 or as photo album which is compatible to JPEG format. Other interfaces of the StorE TV are component video, standard audio and video, and USB. The StorE TV also supports specifications for USB client and host. This enables the user to connect the external hard disk drive to a TV and playback videos direct to the screen.
About Toshiba Europe GmbH
Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo, a global corporation with more than 130 years of company history. Toshiba is one of the largest IT and electronics companies in the world. Headquartered in Neuss, Germany, TEG is comprised of four business divisions: Computer Systems, Storage Device Products, Consumer Products and Electronic Systems Operations. Together, these divisions provide product offerings including industry leading portable computers and other mobile products and solutions, projectors, HDDs, DVDs, LCDs, TVs and electronic office equipment. As the headquarters for the EMEA region, TEG provides support and assistance to its local branch offices. Digital Products & Services is a division of TEG’s Computer Systems providing solutions that deliver high quality multimedia experiences and enhance digital lifestyles. Its product offerings include a range of PC essentials and AV products such as camcorders, storage devices, mobile internet devices, PC accessories and services. For more information on Toshiba laptops and accessories, visit TEG's web site at www.toshiba-europe.com.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 730 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$67 billion (as of March 31st, 2009).
1Available storage capacity (including examples of playing time or various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, operating system, software and other factors. Examples of playing time, number of photos, songs, movies, or any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only.
Facts & Figures
3.5” external hard disk drive
Capacity of up to 2 terabytes provides 770 hours of DVD quality playback
Glossy black finish, measuring 170mm x 46mm x 111mm
Decodes videos in standard definition quality (up to 720 x 576)
Ability to transmit videos stored in HD via HDMI for laptop use
Ability to upscale stored content to HD quality (1080i) via HDMI for TV
Compatible with various music, video and image formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, MPEG2, AVI, MP4 and JPEG
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