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    Default Computex 2006 - ECS showcases new "EKT" home entertainment PC

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    ECS showcases new home entertainment system designed for use with wall-mounted TVs at Computex 2006


    Delivering exciting new heights in digital entertainment to owners of wall-mounted big screen LCD or plasma TVs, Elitegroup Computer Systems is showcasing the state-of-the-art EKT media center PC featuring the Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU at Computex 2006 in Taipei.






    Milton Keynes, England, 6th June, 2006 –The compact, expandable and powerful ECS EKT media center PC is a DVD player, DVD recorder, personal video recorder, digital photo frame, high-end stereo, games console and more – all housed in a simply smart one-box design, a compact attractive package with full consumer electronics connectivity. This complete home entertainment center can stream recorded TV programs or music throughout a home, transfer contents to a PC in any room and is designed to work in harmony with existing AV systems. The EKT delivers high definition media interface video output to 720p and 1080i.


    The ECS EKT is powered by an Intel® Core™2 Duo family CPU, a desktop-optimised, dual-core processor based on the new state-of-the-art Intel® Core microarchitecture. Core 2 Duo features 65-nm semiconductor technology and numerous advanced features that help deliver higher-performance platforms that consume less power than previous platform generations. The EKT features a rotatable VFD and receiver module that displays current status of system operation when the unit is wall-mounted.


    Specifically designed for use with big-screen wall-mounted TVs, the Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Emerald and Intel® Viiv™ digital home entertainment platform compliant EKT connects easily to TVs and home theatre systems, acting as a ‘control center’ to unify, organise and control a mixture of home entertainment system elements. With its simply smart design, the compact EKT fits with even the most elegantly appointed family room or living room.


    The ECS EKT home media center delivers an unprecedented audio/video experience as well as amazingly easy connectivity. Set up for Dolby 7.1 channel surround sound HD audio, the EKT delivers high definition media interface video output to 720p and 1080i; and works with ATSC, DVB-T and HDTV signals.


    Designed for people who are not AV experts, the ECS EKT provides all the ports and plugs needed to connect entertainment gear. Ergonomic, plugs are nicely grouped and well-illustrated by icons and legends for users’ easy access. Video outputs include Y,Pb,Pr, SCART, VGA, CVBS, S-Video and HDMI. Audio output options include dual channel RCA audio input, coaxial/optical S/P DIF and 7.1 channel audio.

    The ECS EKT can be configured with up to 2GB of fast DDR II dual channel memory. It comes with Intel® Clear Video Technology-based graphics. With SATA II hard drives, an onboard 8-in-1 multimedia card reader, a total of four high speed USB 2.0 ports and an IEEE1394 port, the EKT is ready to handle and store a huge volume of media in all the most popular formats.


    It features dual NTSC (PCI/ PCIE) + ATSC (Mini PCI), Dual PAL/SECOM or Dual Hybrid (PCI) TV tuners, making simultaneous recording of two television programs possible.


    The ECS EKT comes with a remote receiver and a wireless keyboard receiver module.


    For more information on the EKT, please visit us at Hall B, 7F, in New YorkNew York, Computex Taipei 2006.




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    Last edited by Ricochet; 06-07-2006 at 07:37 PM.

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