EMINENT EM-7080 Review

 

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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.

Company
Information

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.

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The
front side of the box

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Back
side of the box

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The
top view of the EM7080

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Bottom
view of the EM7080 and a closer look at the restore button.

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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.

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In
the rear we can see the small ventilation opening for the cooling fan.

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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….