Okoro Media Systems has announced its 2007 BX Series of media center systems designed to serve as the hub of a digital home entertainment or home theater system. Both models feature a combo optical drive which transparently supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD high-definition media, enabling users to play new releases in all their high-def glory without worrying about which next-generation disc format they can use—as well as handling existing DVD and CD media.
“We are very excited about the integration of both the Blu-ray and HD-DVD disc formats into our new digital entertainment systems,” said Christopher Curry, Okoro’s VP of Sales and Operations, in a statement. “The functionality that the BX series provides is exactly what our customers and dealers have been requesting.”
The OMS-BX100 sports an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 processor running at 2 GHz, 500 GB of hard disk storage, dual analog SDTV recording (via S-Video, RCA, or TV inputs), along with options for over-the-air HDTV recording and dual QAM HDTV recording. The unit pumps pixels through an Nvidia GeForce 8500GT graphics controller with 256 MB of video RAM and which offers DVI, VGA, and TV output with HDCP. Moving up a bit, the OMS-BX300 offers a Core 2 Duo E6600 processor at 2.4 GHz, 1 TB of hard disk storage, a 9-in-1 memory card reader, and Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS graphics. Both run Windows Vista Ultimate and are available now. The BX100 starts at $2,995, while the BX300 starts at $3,995.