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Media Players

Haier Ibiza Theatre Portable Media Player

by Johan on January 12, 2009

Haier Ibiza Theatre Portable Media Player

If you are searching for a cheaper alternative compared to Apple’s product line, then check out the new PMP from Haier. The Ibiza Theatre touchscreen portable media player features a 2.4 inch 320 x 240 resolution display with Bluetooth connectivity, integrated FM tuner, microSD memory card slot, and supports for Real’s Rhapsody to Go service. The gadget is compatible with MP3, WMA, AVI and MPEG-4 file formats. Sadly, it lacks of Wi-Fi connectivity. Its battery promises a 30-hour of battery life. The Ibiza Theatre will be released this Spring. The 8GB and 16GB versions are priced at $110 and $130, respectively. [Electronista via iPod and MP3 Players Blog]

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player

by Johan on January 7, 2009

Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player

Seagate is famous for its storage solutions. The company today introduced its new Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD media player at CES. This gadget is specially build to work with FreeAgent Go portable hard drive and offers a complete home theater solution. Using this HD media player, you are able to enjoy stored digital media on their TVs directly. All you need to do is place the media player beside your TV, and then insert a FreeAgent Go hard drive, make your selection and enjoy your movies. The Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player will be released in March as a standalone unit to be used with other USB storage devices, or as a bundle that includes a FreeAgent Go portable drive. [PCWorld]

Maxian M1 EDU PMP

by Johan on November 17, 2008

Maxian M1 EDU PMP

The Korean manufacturer Maxian has announced the spanking new M1 EDU PMP that comes equipped with Dual Core CPU running on WinCe 5.0 and has a 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD, digital TV (DMB), FM radio, an SD card slot, and compatible with video codecs (Mpeg 1 to 4, WMV, AVI) and MP3 or WMA format files. The player is currently available in 8GB or 16GB storage space. No info on pricing at this time. [Maxian via iPod and MP3 Players]

Vudu BX100 Offers 1,100 Movies And Going Strong

by Jeremiah on November 10, 2008


With a little voodoo magic Vudu might have a chance to kill Blu-ray.  The Vudu BX100 now retails for $300, but that’s with $200 movie credit for a limited-time promotion.  So basically you’re paying $100 for the machine, which allows you to tap to more than 1,100 HD and HDX movie rentals at $4-6 a pop.  This is even more movies than what XBOX Live Marketplace and Apple iTunes offer at the moment.  This is due to Vudu’s  commitment to add 150 HD flicks per week in October, and it’s still going strong.  So are you ready to jump to HD movie downloads or are you sticking with Blu-ray?  [Crave]

Digital Cube iStation T5 with 3D User Interface

by Jeremiah on November 3, 2008

Digital Cube iStation T5

If you think you need HSDPA connectivity for your next PMP, then check this new iStation T5 from Digital Cube.  It may not be the first T5 out there, but it’s safe to say that it’s the first fifth-generation PMP with 3D user interface and nVidia Tegra as a possible chip.  And being a Telson-owned company with a wide distribution network, Digital Cube may just make it.  Question is, will it be affordable?  [PMP Today via PMP Blog]