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Samsung Electronics introduced the largest Mobile TV based on terrestrial DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) with a screen size of 10 inches to provide viewing excitement on the move. This Mobile TV will open up the era where everyone will have their own TV – one for each person.
The design of the new Mobile TV is in line with the “sensitivity design” of the company’s R7 LCD TV (Bordeaux) series. As for features, it provides high-quality video and audio based on excellent mobile receiving characteristics. It is expected to be used as a mobile digital TV at home, where it provides great picture quality free of network connections.
The largest among Mobile TVs, the 10 inch screen is configured for the 16:9 aspect ratio that is optimal for showing digital broadcasting. MP3 and digital photo viewing functions are added, and connection to an external HDD is provided for playing downloaded multimedia content.
Concept: 10.2 inch Mobile TV
Supported formats: Movie – MPEG-1/2/4, Divx, Xvid, WMA, etc.; Music – MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AC3; Photo – JPEG, PNG, BMP
Interface: USB 2.0 (Host/Slave), SD/MMC
Resolution: 800 x 480
Battery: Rechargeable Battery (Lithium-Polymer)
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Sound: 2 x 1W Internal Speaker
Other Functions: Built in Flash Player, e-Book Reader, TV Recording, Remote Control
No word on pricing and availability of the portable TV yet.
This Korean freeware media player grabbed my attention because of its simplicity of installation and use, packing at the same time more than enough features. It works like a charm for all the novice users, but also offers a lot of advanced features for advanced users (almost everything that Media Player Classic has and even a few additional options).
The best part is that GOM Player supports most of the codecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX and lots more) by its own embedded codec system, so you don’t have to look for appropriate codecs every time when you can’t play a certain video format or install any codec before or after the player is installed. Of course if you need to play some very exotic file format you’ll have to install the appropriate codec for it.
Another cool part in this player is the ability to play broken or incomplete AVI video files. Or in other words you can preview the downloaded part of a file and not have to wait for it to be completed in order to see it, or if the download stops for some reason you can preview the completed part before deciding to restart the download.
If you are into High Definition videos, the GOM Player can help you a lot, because it has one of the best playback of HD video… better than the one Media Player Classic has and most of the other video players!
And there is a lot more in the GOM Player, but you better try it and see for yourself…
Creative introduced a new ZEN Neeon 2 MP3 player that lets you have your music, photos, video and an FM radio all in one device. Slim and compact, the elegant ZEN Neeon 2 also allows fashionable MP3 users to personalize the player with the help of the new Creative Stik-On skins.
Measuring just 81mm x 42mm x 12.5mm in size and weighing only 50 grams, this player packs in a full range of features that include 4GB, 2GB or 1GB of storage capacities, built-in FM tuner, voice recorder, line in recording and a 1.5 inch CSTN color display (with resolution 128×128 pixels) to view both photos and videos. The embedded rechargeable Li-Ion Polymer battery is supposed to offer up to 20 hours of continuous audio playback and up to 8 hours of video playback (note the “up to”!). The supported audio formats are MP3, WMA and WAV, as for the images you can only play JPEG (.jpg) files and the videos come in AVI format (you’ll probably have to use the included software to compress them in the “right” format).
Stick-On for ZEN Neeon 2
The ZEN Neeon 2 comes with an elegant surface finish and you can choose between 5 unique brushed-metal backplate colours (Black, Silver, Blue, Pink or Orange). Together with the player you can get a new selections of Creative Stik-On skins, each set featuring 4 characters that represent different music genres. Each product comes with a free Creative Stik-On skin as well. These fun and funky Creative Stik-On skins allow you to embellish, personify and more importantly express yourself through the look of your ZEN digital music players.
The price of the Creative ZEN Neeon 2 player starts at $126 for the 1GB model and goes up to $196 for the 4GB one.