New line of hybrid media players Dune HD TV » HDI Dune The HDI Dune company, being one of the world leaders in designing and manufacturing media players, is proud to present new unique hybrid media players of Dune HD TV line. These devices are the first on the market to combine the features of a fully-functional media player which supports all popular audio and video formats, and a set-top-box for watching IPTV, Internet TV, VoD (Video on Demand). These hardware solutions are definitely unique, because its the first time a user can receive from a provider a complete multifunctional media player instead of a conventional set-top-box intended exclusively for working with a particular IPTV service. Also a user is able to purchase a retail Dune HD media player and use it for IPTV and VoD services of his or her provider. All Dune HD players of the TV line have support of a large number of free Internet services. Among them one can find such popular Russian-language video resourses as IVI.ru and Tvigle which provide free access to tens of thousands of licensed movies, YouTube and YouTube Movies, and a variety of Internet Radio services. Among the features of the new models a special attention should be paid to the possibility of reception of digital terrestrial TV programs using an embedded or optional USB module, the support for interactive TV, and the capability of SIP telephone, including support for video calls when the player owner has a web-cam. Initially, the Dune HD TV line will be represented with two models: TV-101 and TV-301, but in the future it is planned to be extended with other devices. The base model TV-101 is remarkable primarily for its ultra-compact size, elegant modern design and modest price. Despite the fact that the device can fit on a plam, its functionality has not been sacrificed to miniature size. TV-101 copes with its responsibilities not worse than senior representatives of the Dune HD players model line, which has to date won all possible awards of specialized printed media and exhibitions. This was made possible by using the most recent Sigma Designs SMP8670 media processor. In turn, the TV-301 model is much alike the 101, because its based on the same platform (Sigma Designs SMP8670), but have some differences. Mostly they are related to the hardware. As opposed to TV-101, in the 301 player a user can additionally install a 2.5-inch hard drive of any capacity with the SATA interface, because the player is equipped with the internal HDD rack with the hot-swap support. Besides, TV-301 has an embedded 1 Gbps Ethernet adapter, a card reader for SD memory cards, an additional USB port for connecting external storage devices, and the USB 3.0 Slave interface which allows to perform file copying from a PC to the players HDD and back using the maximum possible speed. Using this interface allows to use the player with an HDD as an external USB HDD for a computer. It should be noted that the TV-301 model will be available also in two variants, with embedded DVB-T/C or DVB-T/T2/C tuner for watching the digital terrestrial and cable TV. Along with the equipment, the HDI Dune company will offer the providers a complete tool set for integration of their IPTV/VoD services with Dune HD TV devices, and the technical support.