Mvix announces Ultio Pro media center

Mvix’s Ultio Pro looks suspiciously like a commercial version of an HTPC. Designed with 1080p decoding, network media playback from a NAS or PC, and the option to add a PVR, I might have to get one of these to replace my old Xbox Media Center.

The Ultio Pro supports pretty much every media file format I can think of, including WMA, MKV, and ISO files. In addition to reading your media files off your NAS, the device will support PlayOn (allowing Netflix and Hulu) and UPnP (so if you have another DVR it’ll support that too). The Ultio Pro has an embedded bittorrent client as well, for those completely legal downloads. You can chose to buy a barebones version (that doesn’t have it’s own PVR), or you can buy the 2tb version that does include a PVR, which will allow you to record video from your cable, satellite receiver, or even a camcorder. The Ultio Pro is currently available for pre-order, with the basic (non-pvr) version selling for $169, and the 2tb version priced at $348.

Click here for the press release.