New Family of IOMEGA ScreenPlay HD Media Players

  • Posted on: 23 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

Iomega and EMC announced the European availability of a new family of Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products, including the top of the line Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player, a feature-rich HD media player that makes it easier than ever to browse your home network for stored videos to view on your TV, directly access online content from popular Internet sites, and much more.

The new family of Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products represents the most versatile multimedia product offerings in the market today: three different products with different features at different prices - something for everyone that wants to enjoy their videos, photos, music and all of their digital content on the TV without being connected to the computer.

"As the world's leader in HD media players, Iomega has changed the way consumers experience digital content on their home networks," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. "In Europe, our ScreenPlay products are best sellers that set the standard in the category. Our new ScreenPlay HD Media Player products take that excellence to the next level with exciting new high definition capabilities, greater compatibility with the most popular media file types, an improved user interface, wireless capabilities and so much more. More than ever before, consumers can sit on the sofa rather than in front of the PC and enjoy videos, photos and music with Iomega's new ScreenPlay HD Media Player products."

Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products create a convenient link between the home network and the home theatre, giving users an easy way to enjoy their digital content from the best seat in the house. Users simply store content on the ScreenPlay's hard drive and then use an intuitive remote to play the content on their large screen TV.

Top of the Line: The New ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player

The new ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player boasts full 1080p high definition playback (24fps) and up to 2TB* of space to save all your multimedia files. The ScreenPlay Director is DivX Home Theatre certified to play popular DivX video, as well as supporting many of today's popular CODECs and file types, including H.264, WMV and MKV, as well as plenty of others. (For a comprehensive list of supported video, audio and photo files, please go to

The ScreenPlay Director is compatible with PCs and Macs, and has an Ethernet connection so you can store, access and share videos, photos and music across your home network or store all the files in one convenient location on the ScreenPlay Director. The new ScreenPlay Director is DLNA compatible to interact with other compatible devices on your home network, and is WiFi ready so you can connect to your network wirelessly, if desired. (USB WiFi adaptor sold separately.)

The ScreenPlay Director also includes a selection of popular online media pre-configured, such as YouTube, Flickr, Shoutcast Internet radio, RSS feeds and podcasts. You can also configure the ScreenPlay Director to add other RSS feeds and podcasts, making it a snap to customize the player with your choice of online content. With three USB 2.0 ports onboard, you can attach other external storage devices, a camera, flash drives, or a WiFi adapter.

The ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player is now available in Europe in 1TB and 2TB capacities, and can hold up to 8 million photos, 37,000 hours of music, or 3,000 hours of video**.

The New Iomega ScreenPlay Plus HD Media Player

Another new product in the ScreenPlay product family is the new entry-level HD media player, the ScreenPlay Plus, which acts as both a high definition multimedia player as well a high capacity storage device
for your media library. Available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, the affordable new ScreenPlay Plus supports native high definition 720p and 1080i video playback, and is DivX Home Theatre certified to play DivX video, too.

The ScreenPlay Plus is compatible with such media formats as MP3, AC3 (Dolby Digital Encoding), WAV, WMA, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI-VOB), MPEG-4 (AVI/DivX/XViD) and JPEG. The ScreenPlay Plus includes an HDMI connection and a USB 2.0 port for accessing additional storage from a portable hard drive or a USB Flash drive

Coming in November: The New ScreenPlay TV Link Director

The upcoming Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link Director provides the capabilities of the ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player but at a fraction of the cost. A small, compact device with no onboard hard drive, the ScreenPlay TV Link Director gives users the flexibility to bring their content to the device via their own USB drives and USB 2.0 Flash drives or by browsing their home network. The ScreenPlay TV Link Director is DLNA compatible and is an ideal companion to Iomega's Home Media Network Drive. Coming in November, the ScreenPlay TV Link Director is perfect for users with plenty of storage capacity in existing USB drives.

All of the new Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products come with an improved universal remote that makes it easy to view movies and photos, listen to music and access the Internet without leaving your seat. All Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products sold in Europeinclude a SCART adapter, as well.

Premium Software from Iomega

The Iomega Protection Suite of software is bundled free of charge with many Iomega products, including all of the new ScreenPlay HD Media Player products. Available via download, the Iomega Protection Suite includes a free six-month subscription of the powerful McAfee VirusScan Plus software to protect your PC with anti-virus, anti-spyware, 2-way firewall, and web security protection. Also included is Iomega QuikProtect for simple scheduled file-level backup, as well as a choice between EMC Retrospect Express or Express HD to back up your data, plus applications and settings.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty

The new 1TB Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player is now available in the UKfor GBP179.00; the 2TB model is also available for GBP309.00. The new 500GB Iomega ScreenPlay Plus HD Media Player is available in Europefor GBP119.99; the 1TB model is also available for GBP129.99. The new ScreenPlay TV Link Director is expected be available in Europein November for GBP99.99. All prices are inclusive of vat. All of the new ScreenPlay HD Media Player Products are backed by a three-year warranty (with product registration).

To see all of the current ScreenPlay HD Media Player products, simply go to

About EMC
EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.

About Iomega
Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage and network security solutions for small businesses, home offices, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 410 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes one of the industry's broadest selection of direct-attached external hard drives; industry leading network attached storage products for the home and small business; the ScreenPlay family of multimedia drives that makes it easy to move video, pictures and other files from the computer room to the livingroom; and the award-winning removable storage technology, the REV Backup Drive. To learn about all of Iomega's digital storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at Resellers can visit Iomega at