The Patriot Box Office is a media player that frees your digital media library from the constraints of a PC and bridges digital media to your home entertainment system to bring your entire media library to the comfort of your living room. Box Office is optimized for full 1080P HD video playback, includes the latest in video processing technology, and a Dolby®/DTS™ encoder to create a stunning HD video and 5.1/7.1 channel surround sound experience on your home entertainment system. With support for the most popular media formats (H.264, ISO, VOB, DivX, xVid, MKV, MOV, MPEG and more) you can remove the limits of your media collection. Box Office offers a variety of ways to connect to your media library: 3 USB ports for any USB storage device, internal 2.5” hard drive (not included), UPnP streaming, 10/100 Ethernet connection and optional WiFi USB adapter. The Box Office is the all-in-one solution to bridge your digital media collection and your living room.
Works with any USB storage devices - Play content from most USB drives or any portable devices that can be recognized as a mass storage device.
Expandable internal storage - Use the internal 2.5" SATA drive slot with any SSD/HDD to increase the storage capacity for your expanding media library.
Full HD video playback and navigation - Up to 1080p - Experience the highest quality HD video possible and crystal clear audio with Dolby® and DTS™ surround sound. Use the included remote control to navigate and control your media collection with ease.
Network Streaming - Stream media files through your wired or wireless (optional wifi adapter required) home network from desktop PCs.
File transfer - Copy or transfer files between connected USBs, the internal hard drive (not included), network PCs or other network attached storage (NAS) devices.
PC less download management - Download files via P2P sharing for easy access to media from the web.
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) - Support for UPnP streaming on UPnP cabable devices such as Sony Playstation® and Microsoft Xbox®.
Picture viewing - create custom slide shows and add your own background music to create a truly unique experience. Zoom and pan on each image to view hard to see details.
Movie preview and playback - Quickly preview video files prior to playback. Once selected, control movies at your own pace... Fast forward, rewind, pause, zoom, and pan. Supports subtitles.
Music playback - Listen to your entire music library with fast forward, rewind, pause, repeat and shuffle options.
HDMI and composite video connections - The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. Additional composite (RCA) outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.
File Formats Supported Music - WMA, MP3, Real Audio (RA) Graphics - JPEG, BMP, PNG Video - [MPEG-1] MPG/MPEG/DAT, [MPEG-2] MPG/MPEG/VOB/ISO/TS/TP/M2TS, [MPEG-4] MP4/AVI/MOV, WMV9, FLA, [H.264/AVC] MKV/TS/AVI/MOV/M2TS, [DviX 3/4/5/6, Xvid] AVI/MKV, [Real Video 8/9/10] RM/RMVB
System Requirements: External USB storage device or internal 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD with supported video or audio content stored on it. Standard or high definition television with HDMI or composite video connections.
Package Contents: Box Office Media Player, remote with batteries, composite AV cable, HDMI 1.3 cable, AC adapter, Quick Install Guide, Software and CD Manual.
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The Patriot Box Office has the ability to play virtually every multimedia file known, stream HD, and support an internal 2.5” hard drive. Combine these features and its low price, we recommend this media player over all others.
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Ok, lot's of users love the PBO, but I could not get over how lame the user interface is. Seems Patriot has stopped supplying any future firmware updates for it as well. Last one was Mar 2011. Ended up purchasing a WDTV Live Streaming which I prefer over the PBO.
I seriously recommend this to all your family,friends,and Co-workers before they take it from you. lol!Controls are simple to operate.Small,lightweight,and durable.Case isn't plastic.Make sure to pick one up when it's on sale quite often.
Had trouble getting this to recognize the files on my file server, but after going through all the sharing options a second time I got everything straightened out. Works great so far. Nice picture, sound is good and the remote works well.
Decided to buy this because my TV only recognizes videos in .mpg format. So far it's performing great (except for the networking bit I mentioned earlier). Haven't tried installing an internal HDD, just been running everything through the USB so far.
Although PBO player is one of the cheaper players out there, still this does not mean it lacks any capabilities of other expensive media players. I did notice however though playing very high bit-rate mkv files through the USB connection did cause some lag in playback and some freezes at random times. But other than these small nuisances, this player has my stamp of approval, get yourself one while it is on sale
Nice unit but nothing special. Very similar to Asus O!Play. I does not save my TV settings for some reason. Tried many different combination but it always reset TV setting to 480i. Very Annoying.
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All Patriot Memory DRAM modules are offered with a limited lifetime warranty. All Patriot Memory Extreme Performance Secure Digital (SD) offer a limited lifetime warranty. All Patriot Memory Extreme Performance USB Flash products are offered with a two (2) year warranty. All Patriot Memory "Express" USB and "mini II" USB products are offered with a two (2) year warranty. All Patriot Memory Signature SD, SDHC, and Compact Flash products are offered with a five (5) year warranty. All Patriot Memory Signature USB flash drives are offered with a two (2) year warranty. All Patriot Memory SSD 100GB and 200GB "Inferno" Solid State Drives are offered with a five (5) year warranty. All Patriot Memory SSD 60GB, 120GB and 240GB "Inferno" Solid State Drives are offered with a three (3) year warranty. All Patriot Memory SSD "TORQX" and "TORQX m28" Solid State Drives are offered with a ten (10) year warranty. All Patriot Memory SSD "WARP", "WARP v2", and "WARP v3" Solid State Drives are offered with a two(2) year warranty. All Patriot Memory SSD "Zephyr" and "PS-100" Solid State Drives are offered with a three (3) year warranty. All Patriot Memory SSD "Lite" Solid State Drives are offered with a one (1) year warranty. All Patriot Memory "Vortex" cooling products are offered with a three (3) year warranty. All Patriot Memory "CORZA", "GEARBOX", "VALKYRIE", "CONVOY", and "CONVOY XL" products are offered with a two (2) year warranty. All Patriot Memory "BOX OFFICE" products are offered with a two (2) year warranty.
**Note: Effective January 31, 2011, Patriot Memory will be adjusting the warranty period from 5-years to 2-years and from lifetime to 5-years on selected USB flash drives. Patriot Memory believes that the new warranty period better reflects current industry standards. Patriot Memory's AES security enabled Bolt USB flash drive has a 5-year warranty period will not be affected by this change.
USB flash drives affected by this change include: - Supersonic - Xporter Rage - Xporter Magnum - Xporter Boost - Xporter Dash - Xporter mini - Xporter
Drives purchased prior to January 31, 2011 will still carry lifetime or 5-year warranties.
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