You may be more familiar with MSI as a manufacturer of motherboards and other PC components, or possibly as a manufacturer of Netbooks, but with the latest addition to their lineup, MSI wants to get into your home theater as well.
There’s not a whole lot that’s unique about the Movie Station. It’s fairly run of the mill as far as media streamers are concerned. It can take a variety of audio and video sources from your networked computers and storage devices and pump them out on your TV in 1080p.
The Movie Station HD 1000 offers a pair USB ports as a way to connect a thumb drive or external hard drive. It’s also got a card reader, which is less common in the streaming device market than it really should be. It sports an HDMI output, component outputs, and a SPDIF port.
Both Ethernet and WiFi options are available as connection options, though there’s no word yet on whether that’s wireless N or G.
The Movie Station HD 1000 will be available in Europe at the equivalent of about $140 USD. No word yet of a US release.