Niveus Media Extender Edge

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Niveus Media Extender Edge

Launch Date: February 2008
Manufacturer: Niveus Media, Inc.
Price: $1500

About this Device

“We’re excited to formally introduce the Niveus Media Extender – EDGE,”states Tim Cutting, CEO, Niveus Media. “EDGE represents the final building block of the Niveus Entertainment Experience, a complete end-to-end server/client product architecture that allows high definition entertainment to be accessed from any room of the house. No other vendor can offer this complete solution based on the Microsoft Media Center platform. This, along with our recent ISF certification of EDGE, is a huge advantage over competing solutions.”

  • Release Date: Early 2008?
  • Price: $1500 US DOLLAR (Only Authorized Sellers, no retail)
  • Site: WEBSITE , Technical Specifications
  • Very little is known other then the company took a xbox 360 and put it in there box with passive cooling
  • No DVD Drive, green wire soldered to the header
  • No Power Supply, it is internal
  • Retail Motherboard
  • Gunz4Hires' is Zephyr on Dashboard 5759
  • Xbox Surgeons' is Zephyr on Dashboard 5766
  • Kabojnks' is a Falcon
  • HDD Port works




Device Specs

  • NO DVD Drive
  • NO HDD
  • NO Memory Unit
  • Working RF Board
  • USB Ports each have USB extenders to the back of the box
  • HDMI Cable to back of box
  • Hacked up AV Cable to back of the box
  • Hacked Power Cable that runs to Internal Power Supply put in Aluminum Case
  • 3X SiLenX Fans
  • Huge Passive Cooling Copper Pipes that run to outter Heat Sinks
  • Ethenet Cable running to there back port
  • Using the Kiosk Pads Next to DVD Eject to control front panel
  • Wire soldered onto DVD Drive header to stop it from saying Ejecting in the Dashboard
  • 2 Wired soldered onto the Power Button on RF Board

Technical Specifications According to their PDF

Television and Video

Video Resolution Support 480p/720p/1080i/1080p
Tuner Support Up to four tuners via Windows Vista or XP-based Niveus Media Center.

Personal Video Recorder

Personal Video Recorder functionality with high-performance hardware encoding via Niveus Media Center. Features pause, instant replay and 30-second skip with capability to record up to four TV channels simultaneously while playing back another pre-recorded show. (Requires Niveus Media Center and Niveus Digital Cable Receiver or supported 3rd Party PC, sold separately)


Compatible with cable (incl. CableCARD), satellite, standard and high definition over-the-air. Television compatibility is solely dependent upon the support of the paired Niveus Media Center. (not included)

Electronic Program Guide

14-day program guide¹. Downloadable at no charge via broadband Internet connection.


Hard Drive N/A. Access stored media on any network attached Niveus Media Center including external storage devices.


Audio 2-Channel Analog & 5.1 Digital surround sound.
Certification Dolby Digital

External I/O Connectors

Video Output (1) HDMI (video and audio), (1) Component [YPbPr]
Audio Output (2) RCA (gold-plated) for 2.0 stereo analog output, (1) Toslink optical digital port for 5.1 digital output
USB (2.0) (3) Rear Panel


Infrared Receiver Front built-in IR Receiver for IR Control
RS-232 RS-232 Control is achieved via physical connection on primary Media Center & via Niveus Control Server Software

Internet Connectivity

Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45)


Material Proprietary Niveus Black Anodized Heatsink Case made from aircraft-grade aluminum
Cooling Niveus Glacier™ Passive Cooling Technology for silent operation
Rear Niveus ConvergencePanel™ (patent-pending) providing simple, A/V-style connectors and ports on rear panel


Power Supply 205 Watt Internal Power Supply
Requirements 110V AC, 50 / 60Hz


Remote Control Microsoft IR Remote Control for Windows Media Center Edition. 20 ft. Range.
Cables (1) Power 

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions 17.25" (W) x 15" (D) x 4.375" (H w/feet)
Weight 30 lbs


Platform Extender for Windows® Media Center
Niveus Exclusive Media Center Companion: Allows network remote control of the Niveus Media Center & Niveus Media Extender

Service & Support

Limited Warranty One year parts and labor
Product Support Toll-free phone support including remote desktop connection to Niveus Technical Support team


Rack-Mount Custom Rackshelf Available from Middle Atlantic (Part Number RSH4A3R)