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Samsung announces HomeSync - a 1TB media streaming hub with Android and multiple format support

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Samsung announces HomeSync - a 1TB media streaming hub with Android and multiple format support

Samsung just took the wraps off its HomeSync media streaming and sharing device, which comes complete with 1TB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0 port. Powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, the "home hub" runs Android and supports up to eight separate accounts for the whole family to take part in jolly sharing, but provides encryption for each one if needed, too.

You can hook it up to your TV via the HDMI port, and, as we are used to from Samsung's smart television sets, it supports multiple video formats for streaming from your Galaxy or other devices in 1080 Full HD definition. The HomeSync media sharing hub will be available some time in April, and price is to come at a later date.

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 21:18 1

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6205; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Exactly what I'm looking for! always having trouble finding a device that can stream off from my Android phone.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 21:19 6

2. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Damn I think I might have to buy that, Android with 1TB. *homer simpson drool*

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 21:57 2

3. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


I wonder how much would that set me back. If its gonna be priced similary to an External HDD, then I wont bother with External HDDs anymore :D
I NEED ONE [If its cheap] :D

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 23:03

5. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


A wifi 500 GB HDD of Seagate costs about $200, so I don't believe it can be less than twice to three times higher than the HDD cost only. I think it is reasonable because just of the ports, multi-platform streaming power, full HD codec with the powerful Exynos 5 processor running Android.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:16

13. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


$600 seems absurd. $400 still seems steep, but I'm guessing that's closer to where it will be.

maybe they will blow away the competition with a sub $300 price tag.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 09:17 1

15. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


God, That's E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E !!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 22:34 3

4. MartianMe (unregistered)


Samsung why can't you design your fones the same way you designed this device?...Look at it is just beautiful crafted. please use the same artistic elements on the GS4.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 00:00 1

7. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Ikr the electronics department just crushes the mobile department

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 01:40 3

8. schinnak (Posts: 81; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


actually, if you look at their electronic products and home appliances - they have top of the line designs and looks very premium. Esp their LED designs are the best in class when compared to the competition.

Dont know why they lag behind when it comes to mobile designs; though the hardware is awesome.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:07

14. lyndon420 (Posts: 1708; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


They're just waiting for someone to come along and sue them because of its rectangle shape.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 23:54

6. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


If it had a TV tuner with PVR capabilities it would be totally winning... Because of it not having this, just a waste of time for me.... :(

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 02:25

9. pwnarena (Posts: 834; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


sony released a similar device earlier at CES. many said it was unnecessary. let's see what samsung fans have to say about this similar offering.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:14

10. iushnt (Posts: 609; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You always bring Sony on any place..

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:21

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Unnecessary??
Please enlighten me on how is that unnecessary..

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:20

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I can't believe how Google and Android vendors don't see the potential of such boxes as a all in one gaming console ..
Just put a beastly chip in there and you get a winning all in one media/internet/entertainment device for a living room.

P.s. is this an Exynos 5 dual with Mali 605?
If so, then it already is a good game console!

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 11:44

16. blackhand1001 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


yes it is. The model number with specs leaked a few weeks ago and confirmed it had the exynos 5250. They weren't sure at the time what it was.

Search "What is the GT-B9150 Samsung Exynos Homesync with 5?" to find the article.

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