Middle
East, 4 March 2008 – Buffalo Technology today launched a high
definition (HD), low cost multimedia player to the market. The
LinkTheater HD ™ [LT-H90LAN] allows users to stream high-definition
content across a wired network at a very competitive price.

Gerardine Lynch, EMEA Product Marketing Manager at Buffalo Technology,
said: “As high-definition capable equipment becomes a more mainstream
requirement, the prices of kit need to be affordable and accessible to
the mass market. With our latest LinkTheater HD™ offering, users can
view high-definition content in the quality intended, at a reasonable
price.”

Due to the high resolution streaming capabilities of the player, it is
perfect for owners of high-definition video cameras, those wanting to
enjoy HD films, high resolution photos and music. Media files can be
streamed through the device from a number of sources, including a
Buffalo LinkStation Live™ and TeraStation Live™, or other DLNA
certified NAS devices. Content can also be accessed from a networked
PC; USB flash drive; or straight from a video/digital camera itself,
making it an easy way to bring your home network into the living room.

Its intuitive TV-based interface lets consumers easily browse media
content on the connected devices via a remote control. Users can also
open network shares directly from the device, to facilitate easy file
sharing. The player also enables photos to be viewed in a slideshow and
allows playback of several short movies in a row. The compact size of
the LinkTheater™ HD, makes it the perfect addition to any home.

Key features and specifications:

• Stream media content stored on any Windows® PC, Intel® Viiv™ PC, DLNA
CERTIFIED™ media server including TeraStation Live™ and LinkStation
Live™, UPnP server or USB storage device.

• Built-in 10/100 LAN port copes with high-definition streaming.

• Includes HDMI connector, optical audio connector, composite analogue audio/video connectors and SCART adapter.

• Compatible with the following file formats:

  • Video Formats – MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG4(*1), H.264 (MPEG4 AVC) (*1), WMV9, Xvid, AVI, HDV, AVCHD
  • Audio Formats(*2) – AAC-LC, AAC-HE, WMA, MP3, Dolby Digital (AC-3), WAV, AC3, MP2
  • Image Formats – JPEG, PNG, BMP(*3), GIF, TIFF(*4)

Backed by a limited two-year warranty, the LinkTheater HD is available
in late March from leading retailers across the Middle East at an
estimated street price of US$199.99.

Buffalo is constantly reviewing and revising the prices of all its
products in line with market demand and for the latest pricing please
contact Buffalo PR in the Middle East at buffalo@themarketbuzz.net /
+971 4 3625483.

Notes:

*1 High resolution MPEG4 is not supported.

*2 Sound data in 5.1channel, it will be converted and played back in 2channel.

*3 BMP is supported 256 colour or full colour

*4 TIFF is supported only when content comes from a PC with DLNA server installed.

– ENDS –

Note to Editors: Buffalo Products are available in the following outlets

Business:

Kuwait: Future Technology; Alalamiah Technology Group

UAE: Netpro IT solutions; Seaport Technologies; Computronic LLC; Exit 40

Oman: Baabood LLC

Bahrain: Al Oala Technical Services

Saudi Arabia: Moosa Al Fouzan Trading Est

Jordan: PC Zone; Digital Document Solutions

Egypt: Update for Integrated Business

Syria: Infinity Group

Iraq: Wahab Technical Supplies

Retail:

Kuwait: AlGhanim Electronics; Eureka; Virgin Megastore; The Sultan Center; Digits; Carrefour; Centro; iCity

UAE: Sharaf DG; Plugins Electronixs; Jumbo Electronics; Jacky’s Electronics; Virgin Megastore; CompuMe

Oman: Emax Electronics; Prompt IT

Qatar: Virgin Megastore

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