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  Product:     Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox  
  Price:     $122 (CDN) / $105 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Vantec
  Author:     Mars
  Date:     March 23rd, 2006
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Alan from Vantec for sending the Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox for review.



Computers these days are moving away from being just Internet surfing and e-mail machines, and are more rapidly becoming a main source of entertainment hardware with the movement towards Home Theatre PC's or HTPC's. As more and more consumers discover the flexibility of using their computers to entertain themselves, at home, work and even in the car, the market has generated a few portable convenience devices aimed at just that. There are portable MP3, Video, and DVD players to keep us entertained on the road, and portable USB enclosures that allow us to move files from one computer to another or to share with family and friends. Nothing on the market has allowed us to do all of them in one device with the exception of a laptop, until now. Today in the MTB Labsm we will be evaluating the AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox, a light weight portable multi-media player from Vantec.


The Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox is a standalone portable device that will play MP3ís, Video, DVD V.O.B, and JPG files on a home or car television set. Here are some features and specifications taken directly from the Vantec website:

Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox

80mm x 148mm x 24mm


160g (without HDD)


DC 5V / 2A

USB Interface

480Mbps USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible) / Slave


Type 2.5" IDE HDD

HDD File System


TV Type


Movie Formats

MPEG 1, 2, 4 (MPG, MPEG, AVI, M2V, DAT, VOB, IFO etc.) DivX, XviD (except GMC, Qpel option applied)

Music Formats

MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV, WMA (except WMA9 pro.lossless)




COMPOSITE COMPONENT Y, Pb, Pr (480p, 720p, 1080i Progressive Scan)



External IR

Support (Optional)

Special Features

- Digital Multimedia Player via Home TV or Car TV

- USB 2.0 External Storage via PC(NTFS, FAT32)
- Audio (Stereo, Digital Coaxial 5.1ch. Sound)
- Video (Composite, HD Component 480p, 720p, 1080i)
- DVD Manager - Playback of DVD File same as Original DVD Title
- Easy Firmware Upgrade.

Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox
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Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox
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The AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox comes in a shrink wrapped retail box sporting a nice home theater image on the front, while the back of the box provides some screenshots of the menu, the unit itself, and highlights the features and specifications.

Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox
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Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox
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The inner packaging consists of a molded cardboard insert that has individual sections for the AVOX, and all of its various components. The power adapter is housed in its own box at the bottom right. All of the various cables are kept individually in bags that are clearly marked as to their function. The AVOX comes with a CD that contains a user PDF file and drivers for those individuals running a Windows operating system other than XP.

Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox
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Vantec AVX-100TX AVOX Jukebox
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Vantec has included all the needed cables to get the unit up and running. The package contains a USB, component, digital coax, power adapter, and audio video cables. The cables that come with the AVOX are of the same quality that is usually found in the box of a DVD player. One thing I noticed is the lack of an S-video cable. Whether your television set is new or a slightly older, as long as it has AV inputs, these cables will get you connected without trouble.

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