January 24, 2008
| by Gordon Jones
If you’re in the market for a sweet (read “cheap”) content mover for your home theater, den, bedroom, whatever, the Tvisto Pro is not a bad way to go, especially at $179. Slap it on your big screen and you’ll playing videos, music and photos directly from its hard drive, attached USB drives or via local network. A remarkably unskimpy remote and the usual assortment of wires are included.
The Tvisto Pro supports a pile of video formats including MPEG-1,2,4 (AVI, XviD), AC3, OGG, high definition WMV9 (up to 720p) and even uncompressed high quality ISO files! Yes, watch DVDs as if they were running from the original disc including menu, chapter selection, audio channels, subtitles and extra features just like on your standard DVD player. No more burning/ converting. That feature alone may be worth the price.
The USB port is nice touch as well. Obviously, it means plenty of cheap upgradable space for your media files, but also access to files on your thumb drive, card reader and such. Network access is wired only, but a wireless adapter is also available for around $40.
Sale price: $179 (with coupon code “drop20off”)
Deal ends: Jan 26
Buy now: www.egoodz.com