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Ovideon Portable Media Player

Ovideon Portable Media Player

LiveDigitally got the scoop on the Ovideon Portable Media Player, which is one of the first devices by a US manufacturer to use an OLED screen.

The Ovideon Portable Media Player has a wierd sized screen, 512 by 218 pixels, and boasts a built-in cable TV tuner, audio/video inputs, 1 inch hard drive (presumably 4 or 5gb), video recording, and playback of MP3, AVI, WMA, WMV, DIVx, and JPEG.

The MP3, AVI, WMA, WMV, DIVx, and JPEG weighs just over 5oz and will cost $599.

More at LiveDigitally

Posted December 22, 2004 in Personal Video Player | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

iRiver PMC-120


Got to run out the door now to get to the Digital Life show.

Wanted to finish with some photos of the iRiver PMC-120 20GB portable video player.

The iRiver PMC-120 has a 3.5" LCD screen and a 20gb hard drive, is 3.3 by 5.6 by 1.2 inches and weighs 0.6 pounds.

Battery life is supposed to be 5hrs for video and 14hrs for audio, and the price is $549.99.

More new to follow later today from both Digital Focus and Digital Life.

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Posted October 14, 2004 in Music , Personal Video Player | TrackBack (0) | Comments (1)

Arlink PMP-400

Arlink PMP 400 portable video DVD player

Another day, another new Portable Media Player.

Today's offering is the Arlink PMP-400, featuring a wide-screen 5.8" TFT LCD screen, 20gb hard drive, compactflash slot, and support for WMA, WMV, MPEG-4, and JPG.

It's not clear if the PMP-400 will be picked up by a distributor and sold in the US.

Posted August 20, 2004 in Personal Video Player | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Archos AV400

archos av400 pvp personal portable video player

The Archos AV400 is one of the first personal/portable video players available in the US and Extremetech has one they have reviewed.

The Archos AV400 comes with a variety of hard drive sizes, from 20gb to 100gb (allowing the storage of up to 400 hours of programs on the largest model). Size, weight and battery life vary but the largest model is 4.9 x 3.1 x 1 inches and weighs 11 ounces with a battery life of 16 hours of music or 4.5 hours of video.

The Archos AV400 has a 3.8" LCD screen, connects via USB2, accepts compactflash storage cards, and comes with a cradle/charger that you can connect to your TV/VCD or cable/satellite receiver to record programs.

The cradle records in MPEG-4 format, and other formats supported by the Archos AV400 are XviD and DivX for video, MP3, WMA and WAV for audio, and JPEG/BMP for pictures.

The 20gb version of the AV400 can be purchased from Archos for $550

rimax HDDivX Player

rimax hddivx hard drive divx video player

The rimax HDDivX is an interesting twist on the portable video player concept.

The HDDivX is a small box (5.2 x 3.1 x 0.7 inches and 7.5 ounces) that contains a 20gb hard drive (user upgradable to 40, 60 or 80gb).

It doesn't have a screen, and this is the twist, instead it has a audio/video output allowing you to connect to any TV with standard component (3 cable) inputs or to a PC with USB2.

It comes with a small remote control so all you do is connect it to the tv and use the remote control to choose the movie to watch (supported format are MPEG4 (DivX), DVD (MPEG2), VCD (MPEG1), MP3 and JPEG.

The rimax HDDivX is currently only available in Europe.

iRiver PMP-120

iriver pmp-120 portable video player

The iRiver PMP-120 portable video player will be available from August 23rd for $499.

The iRiver PMP-120 has a 3.5" LCD screen and a 20gb hard drive. Video and audio formats supported include MP3, WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, JPEG, BMP, AVI, MP4, DivX, XviD, MPEG4 SP, Advanced SP and, MPEG1.

Battery life is supposed to be 5hrs for video and 16hrs for audio, and a 40gb version is expected to follow later this year.

MobiNote DVX-POD 7010

MobiNote DVX-POD 7010 PVP portable media player

The MobiNote DVX-POD 7010 is now on sale in Taiwan for just under $600, expect to see it in the stores in the US soon (we hope).

The MobiNote DVX-POD 7010 is a great looking portable media player. Especially interesting is the clean front with all the controls on the sides.

It features a 7-inch color LCD (720x480), 20gb 1.8" hard drive (expect to see 60gb hard drives in media players next year), and weighs 21oz. Battery life playing Mpeg-4 movies is expected to be around 3 hours.

The Mobinote supports most standard formats: MPEG-4, DivX, Quicktime and WMV for video, WMA and MP3 for audio.

Archos Gmini 400

archos gmini 400

We mentioned the Archos Gmini 400 a while ago.

Archos has now released the full specs for the device and it is interesting: A good solution if you want a combination portable MP3 player, video player, and photo viewer and don't mind a small screen.

Full specs below.

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Hi-Res Screen for Pocket PC and Phones

samsung VGA 640x480 screen 2.6 inch

Samsung have released a picture of their new 2.6 inch, 300 dot per inch, 640 by 480 pixel VGA screen (by comparison a PC screen usually has 72 dots per inch, which means this screen can display a lot more in a small space, or make the same amount of information a lot clearer/smoother).

The screen also has a 200:1 contrast ratio and 150cd/m2 brightness which means it should look better than current small screens in direct sunlight.

This will be going into full production in December of this year and should show up next year in small Pocket PCs (current VGA Pocket PCs have a much larger and poorer quality 4 inch screen), smart phones, and high end mobile phones.

Also interesting but not announced yet is that the same 300 dots per inch would allow a 4.2 inch 1024x768 screen on a larger pocket pc or a 7.3" Wide-XGA 1080p HDTV screen combined with the new 60gb 1.8" hard drive for an uber personal video player or portable DVD player.

press release

Archos Gmini 400

archos gmini 400

Update 8/15: More on the Archos Gmini 400 here.

Archos is planning to release a new MP3 player that will also play video. I am classing this mostly as a MP3 player as the screen is 2.2".

The Archos Gmini 400 could be just what you need if you are looking for a MP3 player the same size as a regular ipod, with a color screen, a 20gb hard drive, CF slot, MP3 and WMA support.

(thanks PVP4U)

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