|SanDisk Sansa TakeTV|
Ralf Jurrien : October 23th 2007 - 10:30 CET
SanDisk Sansa TakeTV : SanDisk, the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology, announced the availability of the SanDisk Sansa TakeTV video player, a breakthrough media player that gives users smart and affordable way to move digital video content from their personal computer to the Television. The SanDisk Sansa TakeTV flash memory based video player comes in a 4 Gigabyte model, which holds approximately 5 hours of video, and 8 Gigabyte model, which can hold up to 10 hours of video content. The SanDisk Sansa TakeTV Video Player is available for MSRPs of $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.|
TV Content & Movies
Research shows that TV is the ultimate viewing experience for videos, including TV content and movies. At the same time, the personal computer has become the foremost vehicle for searching and downloading digital content. Until today, solutions that allow you to download on the one and watch on the other have been thorny and complex.
SanDisk video player
“SanDisk Sansa TakeTV is the most easy-to-use, straightforward solution for watching downloaded video content and other shows in the comfort of the living room,” said Daniel Schreiber, senior vice president and general manager for SanDisk’s audio/video business unit. “No confusing wireless network set-up, no wires running across the living room and no cumbersome burning of DVDs. Just use the Sansa TakeTV device to move your favorite video content over to your TV, and enjoy it on the big screen with family and friends.”, Daniel Schreiber added.
Cruzer USB flash memory drives
Added Schreiber: “Years ago, transferring content from one personal computer to another was awkward too. SanDisk made it seamless through our Cruzer USB flash memory drives. We challenged ourselves to bring this same simplicity to transferring video from the Personal computer to the Television. The result is SanDisk Sansa TakeTV - a best-in-class product that smoothly bridges the gap between these two ecosystems.”
Moving digital video from your PC to the TV
“Sansa TakeTV is a great addition to SanDisk’s audio / video lineup and a natural extension of their overall business strategy,” said Danielle Levitas, vice president consumer markets and new media at IDC. “SanDisk is a global leader in USB flash drives, which solved the challenge of moving data from PC to PC. With SanDisk Sansa TakeTV video player, SanDisk has created a solution for today's dilemma, moving digital video from your PC back to the TV.”
Supported video formats
The sleek and stylish Sansa TakeTV video player will work with new and legacy TV systems via standard AV composite inputs or S-Video. With flash memory at its core, the device is small, durable and easily portable. Sansa TakeTV supports a variety of video formats, including DivX, XVID and MPEG-43. The Sansa TakeTV player is DivX Certified for Home Theater profile. The player connects to any PC via a USB connector, and works with Windows Vista, Windows XP and the latest versions of Mac and Linux.
SanDisk Sansa TakeTV video player
Using the SanDisk Sansa TakeTV video player is as simple as using a USB flash drive: Simply drag video files to the SanDisk Take TV player, and then slip the player into its TV cradle. The cradle plugs into the standard A/V sockets of nearly every existing TV. Next, consumers are shown a simple, on-screen guide where they can quickly select the content they’ve stored on the SanDisk Sansa TakeTV player, using the included remote control.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the United States.