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KINGWIN HD Media Player & Recorder Enclosure KM-31BK USB 2.0 (Host Mode x 2 and Device Mode x 1) Interface

  • 3.5"
  • USB & Ethernet
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Learn more about the Kingwin Inc. KM-31BK

Model

Brand
KINGWIN
Model
KM-31BK

Spec

Color
Black
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB & Ethernet
Fan
No
Specifications
Image Format: HD JPEG (up to 60 mega pixels)

Video Format: MPEG-1/2/4 (up to 720p / 1080i)

Music Format: MP3/ WMA

Video/Audio In: Composite and Stereo In x 1

Video/Audio Out: Composite and Stereo Out x 1/ Component Out x 1/ Scart x 1

USB Interface: USB 2.0 (Host Mode x 2 and Device Mode x 1)

Network: Fast Ethernet 10/100

Power Source: External Universal Switching Power Adapter (12V)

O.S. Support: MS Windows, Vista, Mac OS
Features
Record and play without a computer

Supports high definition photo and video output (up to 720P/1080i)

Supports various audio/video formats including MP3, WMA, AC3, DVD, DivX / Xvid, and MPEG-1/2/4

With LAN port it makes content sharing easy

Supports multiple TV program recording (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and adjustable recording quality

Supports real-time and scheduled TV program recording and time-shifting feature

USB2.0 host interface provides more flexibility for external device connection

With USB 2.0 high speed transfer interface, it can be used as external HDD

Supports variety of video output to TV set (Display System: NTSC/PAL)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
8.63" x 6.3" x 2.02"

Packaging

Package Contents
KM-31BK
User Manual
Driver Disk
Remote
Power Adapter
Power Cord
Multi Cable
USB Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

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  • Murat A.
  • 6/8/2010 8:18:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsI didn't and wouldn't buy it

Pros: None...

Cons: I gave 5 eggs in my earlier review for this item but actually it was a question more than a review which still I couldn't get an answer.
I wrote an email to company asking them I am interested buying their product and I like to find out important future of the item but disappointingly they didn't bother getting back to my email.
I would not buy anything from a company they don't bother answering to a simple question. That's why I did not buy it and would not buy this product.

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  • Murat A.
  • 5/17/2010 7:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsUSB WIFI Dongle

Pros: I am considering to buy one of these but before I buy it I like to find out if Wireless USB WIFI adaptor can be used with it?

Cons: I Don't know yet

Other Thoughts: Does any one know can you use USB WIFI adaptor with this unit for local networking? It doesn't mention anywhere. I am thinking it should be possible while it has a networking capability with a wired ethernet and has USB ports why can't USB WIFI adaptor be used for a local networking or a NAS drive? I would appreciate if anyone tried it and knows what brand adaptor works with it?
Thank you

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  • John R.
  • 5/10/2010 7:49:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: This thing plays everything (divx, xvid, vob, mp4) even over the network without problems. I have a wndr3300 with dd-wrt as a client and wndr3700 as my main router and it works flawlessly.

Cons: I don't like that it doesn't loop the playback of a file, but it's not a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: If you have windows 7 you need to use SYSTEM as the username and leave the password blank. This worked for me.

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  • LARRY K.
  • 3/19/2010 6:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: TIS IS A GREAT ITEM FOR THE MONEY. IF YOU PLAN TO USE IT FOR COPYING PROGRAMS OR OLD VHS, THIS WORKS GREAT. REMEMBER YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR AND IF YOU WANT IT TO TALK TO YOU , THEN EXPECT TO PAY MORE. FOR THE MONEY IT DOES WHAT IT SUPPOSE TO DO WITH GREAT QUALITY PICTURE. JUST REMEMBER WHEN BUYING A HARD DRIVE FOR THIS UNIT JUST GO FOR A 1 TERABIT DRIVE, IT HOLDS MORE AND I START TAPING PROGRAMS IN JUNE AND STILL ON THER TODAY. STILL HAVE TO TRANSFER TO A DVD, SOME DAY.

Cons: THE ONLY PROBLEM I ENCOUNTERED IS THE SOUND VOLUME QUALITY. IF YOU DON'T SHUT IT DOWN RIGHT, YOU LOOSE YOUR SOUND AND IF THERE IS NO WAY TO HEAR YOUR SOUND , YOU MAY NOT GET SOUND. THERE IS NO SURE WAY PROOF THAT YOU ARE REDCORDING SOUND UNLESS YOU HEAR IT AS YOU ARE RECORDING.
THE OTHER PROBLEM IS THE LOOSING OF TIME. THIS PROBLEM MAY BE IF YOU SHUT YOUR UNIT OFF, FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, THE INTERNAL BATTERY DIES VERY QUICKLY. YOU NEED TO KEEP IT PLUGGED IN WHEN YOU SHUT DOWN FOR A LENGTHY TIME..

Other Thoughts: WORTH THE MONEY, JUST IMPROVE THE SOUND, VERY LOW RECORDING SOUND. PICTURE IS GREAT, BUT THAT IS THE SAME WITH THE NEW DIGITAL TV'S, GREAT PICTURE , BAD CONTROL OF THE SOUND, IT IS EITHER TOO LOUD OR VERY LOW.

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  • Steven O.
  • 2/23/2010 7:20:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmedicore at best

Pros: well it works... sort of. read below

Cons: it will loop play for a while. then stop. it goes to sleep even if sleep is turned off.

you can not set it to start up and play a clip all day for a display. if there is a way, its completely not documented anywhere. I even called kingwing TS and they told me it would... well NOT !

Other Thoughts: I used it to play a logo loop at a live show... and sometimes I had to get it back into play. it will play media off of a USB key, nice. you can have solid state playback if only it had some sort of playlist / looping that was reliable.

if you plan to drive a display all day long, look for another unit

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2009 12:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat potential, but incomplete delivery

Pros: Easy to use interface, slick form factor, great potential

Cons: Won't run media off of networked Windows 7 Home Premium edition! Local Security Settings must be tweaked for this to run, which are NOT available in this version of the OS! I am furious about this. Continually asks for some non-existent password due to this problem. I could have bought a USB only media player for half this price.

Other Thoughts: This is as much Microsoft's fault as it is Kingwin, but it's pathetic nonetheless.

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  • William M.
  • 11/18/2009 10:58:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome media player and recorder

Pros: This is by far one of the best media player's i have bought it records with great quality and plays movies better than any other product i have bought. I have bought a bunch of media players of the past 2 years and this is the best by far.

Cons: It only uses fat32 for the file system and splits movies over 4 gigs.

Other Thoughts: This thing works great so i bought another one for the bedroom. I have my dvd collection backed up on my computer and this works great over the network to play the movies in other rooms. It is also small and portable so you can move it to another room with no problem. I have tried media players from dlink, linksys and buffalo and this buy far is the best i have bought. You can't beat this for the price and with the $30 rebate it's a great deal.

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  • Chris F.
  • 9/26/2009 9:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRecording Problems

Pros: Record in MPEG2 and the quality is quite good.
USB port let you play files off an external hdd.
Network Port let you play files off your computer.
It can read and display subtitles in Chinese.

Cons: I almost returned the product, because when I could not get any sound in recordings. Thanks to other reviewers, I found that I can record properly with sound, after a cold reboot.

There has never been any firmware or Transcode server update.

No HDMI

It cannot read and display subtitles in Korean/Japanese.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure that the recording problem can be fixed with a simple firmware update. Also, if it can display Chinese subtitles, it shouldn't be hard to display Korean/Japanese, with a new firmware. But it seems like the mfg doesn't want to support.

It would have been really nice if I could use this as a NAS as well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2009 7:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe player for your stereo and High-Definition

Pros: 1st.Love it, great for your stereo. Except for one recommendation from a user.
2nd. It is portable so you can take it with you.
3rd. It has multi voltake for US and European currents.
and 4th. It is network ready

Cons: The software could be better but it is pretty good still.

Other Thoughts: Get the biggest harddrive for it if you buy it.

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  • willie s.
  • 2/21/2009 4:28:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice recorder/player

Pros: Works good! connected to a HD cable tuner and even in SP mode recorded files looks sharp i guess it's a little better than standard definition. Beats a DVD stand alone recorder in a capacity time recording, although with FAT 32 format you need a software with file joiner since video splits in 4 GB approximately within an hour & 45 min. in SP mode and goes to another set of file thereafter. With mpeg2 recorded files can easily convert to or burn it to dvd.

Cons: Unit gets hot but i set it on top a laptop cooler, no audio when scheduled recording starts from standby mode have to leave unit on all the time to functionally work, remote delayed function; need a marker, playlist edit to delete unwanted parts to save hard disk space, specially a new firmware is needed for audio issue, hope Newegg bring this issue up to the manufacturer.

Other Thoughts: Recorded tons of shows & TV series through an external hard drive box already with this unit . Haven't use my HDD/DVD-R standalone unit since i got this one.

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