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Black Box V.2: Triggering Full HD Media Player

Black Box V.2: Triggering Full HD Media Player
Hi-Rez Designs is pleased to introduce our "top-of-the-line" FULL HD (High-Definition) fully-triggerable solid state media player, "THE BLACK BOX™". Now you can use any of our "triggering" Halloween visual FX products WITHOUT the need of a DVD or DVD-Player. You can now run these products in 100% digital format.

Hi-Rez Designs has added some NEW features to the 2015 model of our extremely popular Black Box™ V.1 and V.2 HD Media Players!

We’ve made some additional upgrades that now make our HD Media Player even easier to use and added a couple of features that we fell improve the performance overall.

Here we explain a couple of the new features:

1.) Many MAC users were experiencing the problem that “invisible” junk system files were being copied from their computer to the SD card or USB stick that that Black Box™ Media Player was showing on the input device that were unable to play. These were files that started with a “.” that a MAC computer uses for desktop icons and system files, but the Black Box™ would see them as un-playable media files.

The previous solution was to put the SD card or USB stick into a PC computer and deleting all the un-necessary files that started with a “.” and then re-insert the card or stick into the media player.

We have now added the capability to DELETE these files right in the Black Box™ Media Player itself.

Additionally, we have also built in the feature to COPY or MOVE files from a SD card to USB stick or visa-versa within the Black Box™ Media Player as well. So if you want to use an SD card with the Black Box™ Media Player, but only have a USB port in your computer, you can put your media files on an USB stick, insert it into the Black Box™ Media Player AND insert an SD card into the player, you can copy the files from the USB stick to the SD card within the Player.

2.) Many customers us the HDMI video output of the Black Box™ HD Media Player. This gives you FULL HD picture and sound through 1 cable from the Black Box™. The main problem with using HDMI is that because it carries both the video picture and sound through 1 cable, there was no way to connect the sound directly from the Black Box™ to a external sound speaker system, amplifier or to the Hi-Rez Relay Decoder. Previously you needed to use your MONITORS external headphone or out audio output jack to connect any additional sound device.

The new Black Box™ 2015 version still has the ability to output the video and audio from the single HDMI cable, but now using a menu selection you can choose whether to have the audio output through the HDMI cable as usual OR now you can switch to have the audio output through the A/V RCA outputs on the Black Box™, allowing you to connect directly to you sound system or Hi-Rez Relay Decoder for all the audio.

Please see the list below for additional features.

If you want / need an HD media player that simply loops video(s) continuously and do not need "TRIGGERABLE / PROGRAMMABLE" functions, please click here: The Black Box: Looping Full HD Media Player Repeater.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what a "solid-state-media-player" actually is ... "solid state means" there are NO MOVING PARTS to wear and tear or break down. "THE BLACK BOX™" reads "digital files" from an SD card, USB stick, or external hard drive to provide video playback in glorious SD or HD quality. (SD card, USB stick, or external hard drive not supplied).

With over a year in development, and specifically designed FOR Halloween attractions / haunters BY Halloween haunters, "THE BLACK BOX™" includes ALL the features and functionalities you would ever want / need for your haunted attraction.

Amazingly small (3.6" x 5.60" x 1") BUT incredibly powerful, "THE BLACK BOX™" has been especially designed for use with ALL Hi-Rez Designs past and future visual fx product line.

Starting from the ground up with custom software / firmware created by the video experts at Hi-Rez Designs, "THE BLACK BOX™" delivers absolutely spectacular image quality and playback in SD (standard definition) 480i and 480p to HD (High-Definitiion) 720p all the way up to 1080P (1920x1080) pixel resolution. You are no longer restricted to standard DVD resolution with your HD monitor or video projector.

Unlike "other" media players currently on the market, this media player DOES NOT have a black screen (no image) appear on the screen when the video has ended and is going to "loop" again. Our player holds the last frame of the playing video on the screen for approximately .5 seconds (1/2 second) before it begins playing the video again.

In addition, "THE BLACK BOX™" can play back just about any video format currently available (RM/RMVB, AVI, DIVX, MKV, MOV, HDMOV, MP4, M4V, PMP, AVC, FLV, VOB, MPG, DAT, MPEG, H.264, MPEG1/2/4,WMV, TP).

With "THE BLACK BOX™", you can use USB stick / device or SD / MCC / SDHC Card from 1 GB - 16 GB to hold all your SD / HD video files for playback.

But it gets even better ... unlike other media players on the market that require the purchase of an additional "triggering" interface / controller ... "THE BLACK BOX™" has our own custom "Media Controller™" INCLUDED! Using the supplied 12VDC output, simply connect a motion sensor, break beam, step mat, or trigger button directly to the "Media Controller™" inputs, and now "THE BLACK BOX™" will only startup / play video when your motion detector is activated.

"THE BLACK BOX™" will also support "non-triggering" continuous looping playback, sequence playback, or random playback which means you can set the media player to continuously play video and run forever if desired.

"THE BLACK BOX™" works perfectly with the "Hi-Rez Relay Decoder" for required products. For our complete line of motion-sensors and break beams, click here.

Don't be fooled by "other" more expensive or lesser quality media players ... If you want THE BEST QUALITY solid-state-media-player designed for haunted attraction / Halloween available anywhere, Hi-Rez Designs "THE BLACK BOX™" is the perfect choice!

OPTIONAL: 2GB SD Media Cards for storing your video playback files can be found here. 2GB SD Card sold separately.

  • Copy, Move, & Delete Media Files within the player
  • Ability to SWITCH Audio Output through RCA A/V Connections while using HDMI Video Output
  • Added SHDC Memory Card Support
  • Black Box™ Startup Screen
  • Improved HDMI Sync Output
  • Running custom software / firmware by Hi-Rez Designs
  • Includes Hi-Rez Designs "Media Controller™".
  • Supports: RM / RMVB (Real 8/9/10) video decoding up to 1080p.
  • Supports: H.264 (MKV, MOV, AVI) decode up to 1080p, WMV9/VC-1 up to 1080p.
  • Video output: HDMI 1.3 / AV / YPrPb /VGA.
  • Video format: H.264, MPEG 1/2/4, WMV, RM/RMVB, AVI, DIVX, MOV, MKV, HDMOV, MP4, M4V, PMP, AVC, FLV, VOB, MPG, DAT.
  • Audio format: AC3, MP3, DTS, WMA, OGG, FLAC.
  • Supports: USB device, and SD / MCC / SDHC Card.
  • Supports: NTSC and PAL format.
  • Built-in "upscaling" and "downscaling" processor from SD to HD and HD to SD
  • Supports: external hard disc with USB port, and FAT16/FAT32/NTFS compatible.
  • Supports: Auto-play startup / immediately starts video when unit is powered.
  • Continuous Video Carrier Signal / Sync with HD monitors
  • Continuous looping or sequencing of all videos.
  • Player DOES NOT go to "black screen" in between looping video.
  • No text or icons appear on screen during playback.
  • Dimensions: 3.6" x 5.60" x 1".
  • Built-in "Lock Out" switch to prevent accidental erasure of sequence.
  • Package Includes: "The Black Box™" solid state media player in case, power supply, easy-to-use remote control, "Hi-Rez Media Controller™", YPrPb component cable, AV video cable, instruction / setup manual.

2GB SD Card

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Price: $189.95
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