June 30, 2005
What appears to be yet another portable video player is another portable video player. This one thought has a 1.2 megapixel camera and will come with a 20 or 40gb hard drive.
Via Engadget - www.engadget.com:
June 28, 2005
Nice! Daewoo is not dead! This looks like the Archos portable video devices but a little smaller. It comes with a PMP with 3.5” TFT screen and a 20- or 30-GB hard drive and is probably impossible to get in the US.
June 23, 2005
This new video player is very cool. Not only does it look like a better design than the Xbox 360, it plays all kinds of video formats including: AVI (DivX 3.x/4.x/5.x, XviD)-GMC, Qpel, MPG, VOB, IFO, MPEG, DAT and MPEG4. It has a 3.5HDD slog, and DVI out (480p, 720p, 1080i et XGA)
Via Akihabara News
June 21, 2005
I think I would watch TV all day long if I had this hooked up to a runway super model. Seriously? What would this be good for...oh...wait...just thought of something...
At Chanel TV Belt.
June 20, 2005
The PSP is a wonderful little device. Though we don't have Beyond TV here at TV Snob.com, we have been ripping our TV on DVD collection and then resampling for the PSP. Watching TV on the PSP is a thing of beauty. This past week before Revenge of the Sith (second viewing), I got an entire episode of Wonderfalls in. Great stuff. The Beyond TV to PSP tutorial will also give you insight into how to get shows of many forms onto your PSP if you think a little outside the box.
At SnapStream Blog Via PVR Blog
June 16, 2005
Just yesterday I did notice the few I had watching an episode of Wonderfalls on my PSP. As someone who has a PSP with maybe 2 dead pixels though I'm not that motivated to get rid of them. But, I do know that many of my friends who have PSPs have 10 or 15 dead pixels. I've seen dead pixels also come and go and get stuck on many LCD screens I've had over the years. Maybe this works and maybe your PSP TV viewing will be better because of it.
At PSP dead pixel fixer? - Engadget - www.engadget.com
May 16, 2005
I'm starting to really become impressed by the shear size of the drives available in these portable video devices - 60gbs? I can't imagine now forking out the cash for a 1gb memory stick if I really want to watch portable video on my PSP when I can get 60gbs for 4 times the cost of 1 memory stick.
Hands-on review: the NHJ MPM-202 personal media player - Engadget - www.engadget.com:
We had a chance to spend some time with the NHJ MPM-202 portable media player. It’s a 60GB PMP that doubles the
capacity of its predecessor, the MPM-201, and shares most of its features. Overall we found the device incredibly easy
to use and great value for the price, particularly as compared to its competitors.
April 28, 2005
This is a real beauty. Even though both of these have been around for awhile, I love the design.
Tom's Hardware Guide Mobile Devices: Microsoft Gets Inside Samsung, Creative Portable Video - Portable Media Center For Dummies:
The MP3 player is rapidly morphing into the portable video player (PMP). After the Archos AV 400 series, the first PMCs from Samsung and Creative Labs are now available. PMC stands for Portable Media Center, brought to you by Microsoft. The interface is the same as for its desktop Media Center. The basic idea is to facilitate use for a non-technophile public. And indeed playing content is child's play with both players. There are few options, and thus few chances of making mistakes. The usual menus are there, including My Pictures, My Video, My Music and My TV.
April 26, 2005
Okay - there's no screen - but somehow I want one of these bad boys to take on trips or over to people's houses.
Akihabara News : Your Leading News provider on Gadgets and Hi-Tech stuff from Akihabara in Tokyo Japan and in other Asian Countries:
And there it is, the MG-25 MediaGate, built by the Korean company AL Tech! So, before I start to rave about this new product, here’s a brief description of the background…
AL Tech has a whole range of MediaGate products, and nowadays, 3 of them show up on their website: a car MP3 player that can accommodate a USB key, a DVD/DivX player with networking capabilities (but according to AL Tech this product was never sold because of the high cost) and our MG-25, a casing for a 2.5” HDD with video playback functionalities.
April 24, 2005
I love the idea of having 40 gigs of space for a portable media player. Imagine this Mom&Dads on trips this Summer - fill this with DVD rips of all of your kids DVDs. No DVDs to fight over - just the Flashtrax!
SmartDisk Unveils FlashTrax XT Portable Media Player+Recorder @ CHAITGEAR:
With a legacy of the original FlashTrax behind it, then new FlashTrax XT is more PMP than camera-storage device. Unlike most PMPs on the market – but like it’s predecessor – the FlashTrax XT is designed with a clamshell screen so the screen is protected when closed (and a case isn’t a complete necessity). It flips open up to 130 degrees, exposing a ‘hidden’ set of additional play controls as well.
The basic specs on the FlashTrax XT are a decently-sized 3.6″ LCD, 40 or 80GB hard drive, USB 2.0 high-speed data connectivity, and a removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. In addition, the device sports composite video out, for viewing on an NTSC or PAL video device (TV, projector, etc.).