Review: EMINENT EM7080 Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis Provided by: EMINENT NL
Eminent sent us their latest media player for review, the EM7080. It has a lot of interesting features, starting from YouTUBE, RSS Feeds, BLU-RAY ISO, Torrent client and as you expect from a media player the support for audio & video files and displaying pictures. All the features of the EM7080 will be analyzed and reviewed later.
Eminent means 'excellent' and that is what we want to be. Eminent home automation solutions and ICT accessories allow customers to benefit from the possibilities offered by the digital world. End users and resellers take advantage of maximum support: an accessible helpdesk, 5 year warranty, easy installation and multilingual user manuals. Eminent Europe BV is a member of the TKH Group, but for those of you wishing to find out more, you can read about it on the EMINENT website.
Packaging and what’s inside the box
Let's now take a closer look at the packaging.
The front side of the box
Back side of the box
All four side/rear views of the box.
Now it’s time to take a look at the media player itself and what it came shipped with.
We can see the package and contents below in the next two pictures.
You can see in this picture the main unit, the user manual, a power cable for the EU countries, the remote control and the power supply. You can also see the wireless adapter*, but that’s not all that you will find inside, have a look at the next picture to see the rest of what the EM7080 comes with.
*I believe that the wireless adapter is optional.
A UTP cable, a power supply cable for the UK, cables for Audio and Video connections, an HDMI cable and also the optical cable and finally 4 screws. Yes 4 screws that will secure your internal hard drive, but we will cover this later. For now let’s take a look at the box and the device.
Here is the view of the box that the EM7080 is shipped in.
Now let’s take a closer look at the device.
The top view of the EM7080
Bottom view of the EM7080 and a closer look at the restore button.
Now let’s go to the front side of the player. The front was a pleasant surprise for us not because of the look, but because of the connectivity that it can provide. As we can see the EM7080 has two USB hosts and an eSATA port, the IR sensor and a power LED that lights up green when the player is turned on.
In the rear we can see the small ventilation opening for the cooling fan.
Now we go to the back side of the EM7080. Here we can see the LAN connection, a 1.3 HDMI port, stereo audio outputs and composite and component outputs for some old TV’s, the optical connector and also a USB2 HOST to connect your player to your computer, and finally the ON/OFF switch and the 12VDC in, so the player has everything you need.
Now let’s head on to the next page where we can take a look at the features of the media player….