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Mozaex Ships ShowStar Blu-ray Server

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Mozaex_ShowStar_Bluray_server.gifMozaex recently announced that the company has begun shipping the ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server. The ShowStar will be presented along with the company's family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, UK, June 28 - 30.

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"With a base pricing starting at $1,995 USD, ShowStar represents the world's most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store, and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows, and more than one hundred online media channels," said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm.

ShowStar simplifies home entertainment by providing access to a client's entire collection of Blu-ray, DVD and home movies, CD and online music, photo slide shows and online media. The ShowStar has been designed in an attempt to satisfy the growing demand for an affordable entertainment solution the client can simply plug in and play their media in five minutes or less. ShowStar is based on the company's new X7 Operating System that is reportedly as easy to setup and use as a standard Blu-ray disc player.

Since the ShowStar does not ship with unlicensed decryption software, the product is 100 percent legal and consequently does not require any cumbersome and expensive disc changers to play movies. However, for those who want greater peace-of-mind regarding any legal issues, Mozaex optionally offers a $2,495 USD "Cache 100" disc changer that prevents movie playback if the disc is not present.

While the ShowStar does not support additional media storage or independent Players as offered in the Pro Line series, dealers may add an audio/video switch to share the ShowStar in other rooms. ShowStar comes with a handheld remote control and may also be controlled by a number of other control systems, including Control 4, iPad/iPhone, Elan and any one-way remote control system.

ShowStar also incorporates a complete Music Server that allows the client to control the browsing and playback of their loaded music and networked iTunes library using Apple's own free iPad/iPhone "Remote" App. This new Mozaex "2-Way iTunes" feature allows them to play any iTunes music library located on their home network via the ShowStar and Apple's Airport Express.

Retail pricing starts at $1,995 USD for the Blu-ray drive 1TB model. A 2TB and a 3TB Blu-ray model are available at $2,495 USD and $2,995 USD, respectively. A DVD drive model starts at $1,495 USD. 

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