Viewsonic ships NextVision M2000

The ViewSonic NextVisionTM M2000 Digital Media Center, which uses the Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system, is now on store shelves in select retail outlets, mailorder and PC reseller channels.

Using the NextVision M2000, consumers can save space by consolidating a Digital Video Recorder, CD/DVD player/writer, MP3 Music library and digital or video photography albums into one centralized home entertainment system with the power of a fully functional high-end PC with a 160GB hard drive, 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor, multiple in and outputs and USB and Firewire ports.  Its versatile form factor enables the product to be placed horizontally as a component in an entertainment system or in a traditional tower orientation.

“Combining video, audio and computer features makes our NextVision M2000 Digital Media Center the ultimate home entertainment hub,” said Donna Ogilvie, director of business development, Advanced Technology Group, ViewSonic Corp.  “By including the Sonic MyDVD Media Suite, we have made it easier for users to create their own DVDs to share with family and friends and to take advantage of the full range of the M2000’s capabilities.”

Sonic MyDVD Media Suite software provides users more freedom when burning DVDs through motion-video menus, animated buttons, and True DVD Slideshows with transitions and soundtracks. The suite also offers optimized Direct-to-DVDâ„¢ recording, allowing users to record their content directly to DVD from a video source connected to the computer’s video input. In addition, it is OpenDVDâ„¢ compliant, enabling previously burned DVDs to be opened, re-edited, updated with new video and photo content and re-burned to DVD and CD recordable/re-writable media.

“The NextVision M2000’s sleek, flexible design affirms the evolving role of the home PC — beyond the den to the living room, media room or any other room where people enjoy digital media,” said Kevin Eagan, general manager for the Windows eHome Division at Microsoft Corp. “Our relationship with ViewSonic, a leader in the display industry, helps bring us closer to our goal of delivering the ultimate home entertainment experience to consumers.”

Backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor and available for an estimated street price of $1895 after a $100 mail-in rebate, the NextVision M2000 is a great choice for consumers seeking to streamline their digital entertainment systems. An optional extended warranty is also available. ViewSonic offers 24-hour, toll-free technical support, seven days a week.