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VRX020: Netplay Video Media Player with Audio

VRX020: Netplay Video Media Player with Audio

Video Storm NetPlay video receiver and media player

Model VRX020       

SOLD OUT and replaced with VRX040 4K video distribution

NetPlay AV allows you to distribute live content protected HDMI content across your standard Ethernet home network.  This next generation technology will completely replace HDMI matrix switching, delivering new features, flexibility, and an integrated user experience.

Video Storm Netplay Video makes your installation headache free and give your customers access to more live, stored, and cloud media than anyone else.

VRX series is the TV mounted unit in our Netplay video and audio live streaming solutions.  One VRX020 is used for each TV in the system.

Thinking about installing a HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switch?  Click here to see why Netplay AV is better.

Netplay AV features  
Live HDMI video streaming via any standard IP network.

Demonstation videos  
Videos showing basic and advanced features of our NetPlay distribution system.

Home automation features  
Ethernet control features allow external control of matrix switches, your TV, and Kodi by supported control systems or mobile apps.

  • Full integration in Control4, RTI, and Savant. 
  • Ethernet to RS232:  Control any CMX or VMX matrix switch from VRX using our IOS apps
  • Ethernet to CEC:  Control your TV via Ethernet using CEC built into the HDMI connection
  • Ethernet to Kodi:  Control Kodi via Ethernet     
  • Ethernet to IR:   Control any external IR device (such as TV, receivers, etc) from supported control systems
  • IR to Ethernet:  Send local IR commands back to supported control systems
  • Ethernet to GUI:  Send notifications and user messages to the local display & audio from supported control systems

Media player features  
VRX020 uses Kodi as its media player engine.  We believe that Kodi is the most powerful, flexible, and universally compatible player available.  Here is a very abbreviated list of some of the most important features.

  • Extensive video and audio library support (NAS drives, other servers, etc)
  • Playback of virtually any video or audio format (up to full HD 1080p)
  • Playback of any media from the internet or cloud applications  (literally thousands of add-on channels to choose from)
  • Supports video and audio renderer playback from any mobile device (virtual speaker and screens for your phones and tablets)
  • Supports HD video streaming from HD HomeRun devices
  • Easy to use ADD-ONs allow new internal channels to be dynamically added whenever they become available
  • Many different user interface skins to choose from
  • Open source, community developed and supported platform with millions of users worldwide

The best way to explain what it can do is just to show you.  Video demonstrations of Kodi.

USB expandability
VRX020 features a standard USB host port for expandability.  Supported modules include wireless Ethernet adapters and external storage.

Video Storm offers affordable customization options on VRX020.  Customization options include different/redesigned enclosures, customized software, and customized control options.  Please contact sales for details.

Optional accessories

  • IR receiver and IR blaster:  3V IR receiver and 5V IR blasters for VRX020
  • RS232 cable:  3.5mm to DB9 cable for VRX020
  • MPEG2/VC1 license:  If you use mpeg2 or vc1 formats in your library, purchase this license
  • USB external hard drive (for AV libraries if you don't use NAS)  

Special NOTE:
We are continuously improving and adding capabilities to this product through new internal and 3rd party software.  All new features can be easily enabled by running our web updater and then selecting the desired features through the web config interface.  Some features on the website may be work in progress, and other new features may not be shown here.  Here is the latest NetPlay feature support matrix.

Unit includes:

  • VRX020 device with 1 year warranty
  • USB power supply with 30 day warranty


  • HDMI output
       Autoconfigable resolution, up to 1080p60 or WUXGA (including 3D)
       CEC bidirectional control
       Digital audio support, including multichannel audio formats
       Supports streaming AV from NetPlay AV encoders
       HDCP copy protection to enable support for DRM content
  • Network  
       RJ45 autosensing network jack, 10/100 Mbps
       Wireless connection via optional USB dongle
       DHCP or static IP addressing (DHCP preferred)
       Configurable host name and UUID
  • USB
       4 x USB 2.0 host ports
       Built in support for most peripherals (keyboards, remotes, mouse, bluetooth, wifi, mics, hubs, etc)
  • Audio
       Analog stereo output via 3.5mm tripole jack
       Analog stereo input via 3.5mm stereo jack
       Digital audio output via HDMI or TOSLINK
       Digital audio input via COAX (2 inputs) or TOSLINK
       Support for audio streaming from internet or any mobile device
       Support for audio return channel ethernet streaming to Netplay audio devices
  • Power
       Micro USB port for power, require 2A (5W max)
       Designed to use either the USB port on the TV OR USB wall charger for power
  • RS232
       Ethernet to RS232 functionality
       RS232 port via 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Infrared
       Infrared input via 3.5mm jack (compatible with optional 3.3V IR receiver)
       Infrared input can be used to control Kodi and be sent to external controllers via ethernet
       Infrared output via 3.5mm jack (compatible with optional 3.3V IR blaster)
       Infrared output can be used by Kodi or be controlled by external controller via ethernet
  • Cvbs video
       Standard definition cvbs output
  • Flexible, open platform
       Linux based system which allows easy addition of new 3rd party AV players/codecs
  • Enclosure
        Back steel enclosure
        VESA mounting holes
        Small enough to easily mount behind TV:  3.7" x 3.5" x 1"
        Designed and manufactured in the USA
  • Internal design
        High speed quad core ARM processor with hardware accelerated AV datapath
        Linux operating system with 8GB of removable flash storage
        Fully digital datapath

VRX020 is only available through authorized dealers

Setup instructions

NetPlay Protocol manual (pdf document)

Please also visit our VRX040 page for 4K video distribution.

DISCONTINUED and replaced with VRX040 4K video distribution

Price: $0.00
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