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VidaBox Announces ThinClientHD Blu-ray Media Extender

VidaBox announced its ThinClientHD, a new DVD and optional Blu-ray Disc media extender that works natively with VidaBox media centers and servers.

According to the statement, ThinClientHD extenders can pull Blu-ray, DVD, music, photos, and other digital media over IP through a single CAT5 cable, then display the content on any HDTV or projector via HDMI.

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Unedited press release follows:

New Low-Cost VidaBox ThinClientHD™ Media Extender Streams 1080p Blu-ray, DVDs, & More in a 38mm Thin Design

Amsterdam, NL – ISE 2010 – February 2nd – Booth 1I27 – VidaBox, LLC is launching the ThinClientHD™, a new lowcost Blu-ray media extender. Working natively with VidaBox media centers and servers, ThinClientHD™ extenders can pull Blu-ray, DVD, music, photos, and other digital media over IP through a single CAT5 cable, then display the content on any HDTV or projector via HDMI.

“The low cost, light-weight, and small size of the ThinClientHD™ makes it the perfect complement to any VidaBox server,” exclaims Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox, LLC. “It comes with its own VESA mounting bracket, and at less than 38mm or 1.5” thin, it can be mounted behind an HDTV, hidden above a projector, or installed virtually anywhere. Best of all, even though it’s 43% less in cost compared to our older lines of Blu-ray extenders, the ThinClientHD™ doesn’t make any sacrifices in core features.”

The only common feature missing on a ThinClientHD™ is an optical drive, but for those who want disc archival and playback, an optional ThinDisc™ drive can be added at anytime. By adding a ThinDisc™ for DVDs or a ThinDiscHD™ for Blu-ray, discs can be played back directly on the ThinClientHD™, or be archived back onto the main server. At only .81” (21mm) thin, ThinDisc™ drives can be easily mounted with VelcroЁ and tucked away right next to the ThinClientHD™. Combined with near-silent operation of less than 25 dBA, ThinClientHD™ is suitable for in-room or any other type of installation environment.

“Like the RoomClientHD™ and our older extender models, the ThinClientHD™ also runs Windows 7,” continues Cheung. “You’ll get the same on-screen interface and familiar features like Blu-ray, DVD, and CD cataloging by cover or album art, Netflix & IPTV streaming, and 1-touch picture slideshows, while new features like iTunesЁ Plus music support are now available. Combined with its ultra-compact size, small footprint, and low cost, integrators can install ThinClientHD™ units in any location needing AV distribution, and connect it back to the main server over a single CAT cable. No other system can provide these many features at this size or cost, while still giving integrators a generous margin.”

The ThinClientHD™ is shipping and available now for all VidaBox dealers. For more details and specifications on the ThinClientHD™, media centers, servers, extenders, and other VidaBox digital entertainment and control solutions, please visit the company website at, or call +1-516-730-7500.

About VidaBox LLC
VidaBox LLC is a digital entertainment and controls solutions company focused on manufacturing premium media centers, audio servers, and integrated home control & automation solutions. VidaBox is on a mission to create userfriendly, stable, high-performance Media Center systems that work right out of the box and integrate seamlessly with multizone audio and smart home technologies. For more information, visit or call 1-516-730-7500