An HTPC of a different sort, the Micca Slim-HD
Subject: Systems | November 23, 2010 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At first glance, the Micca Slim-HD resembles an external HDD case, which makes sense as that is what it is in the most basic sense. The big difference is that it can output a 1080p signal over HDMI and audio via a standard 3.5mm plug, without needing to be hooked up to anything but a display. AnandTech would recommend this to anyone who puts price and portability above features, as this device lacks the ability to stream media from the net, which is something that competitors at a slightly higher price point can handle.
"Last year, Micca released a hard drive based portable media drive called the Slim HDD Digital Media Player (imaginative, I
know). Based around a standard 2.5” notebook hard drive, the Slim DMP could handle a wide range of containers and formats and
had a 720p HDMI output. At $59 sans drive (now down to $49), it represented a solid value and even without too many premium
features, it was a very functional media player at its core. Now we’ve got Micca’s followup device, the Slim-HD Portable 1080p
Full-HD Digital Media Player (for the rest of the review, I think I’ll stick to calling it the Slim-HD just for sanity’s sake)."
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