Wednesday, 15 December 2010

ViewSonic Moviebook VPD550T Portable ViewSonic Reveals 5-inch PMP Device, HD Video Ready

ViewSonic maybe better known for their line of monitors and displays,
but that won't stop them from making a good looking PMP, right? This
device is their second in their Moviebook line of HD video-capable
portable media players, the earlier one being the VDP400, which we
talked about last year.
The VDP500 will feature a 5-inch LCD touchscreen, which is a bit bigger
than the previous VDP400 model, which came in with a screen size of
4.3-inches. In addition to its screen, the VDP500 will feature 8GB of
internal flash memory for all your video and audio content, which can be
further expanded via a microSD card slot. This is the same as the
earlier model had.
The screen is capable of full 1080p HD video, and an included HDMI port
will let you watch your HD video content on a larger screen. This is
also a step up from the earlier model, which only was capable of 720p
video output. For file formats, it'll support most anything out there,
including DAT, MPG, MPEG, VOB, MP4, AVI, MOV, DVD Video, ASF, WMV, MKV,
TS and RMVB. Audio formats are just as extensive, with MP3, WMA, WAV,
AAC, OGG, FLAC, APE, AC3 and DTS.
On your new MovieBook you'll also be able to read eBooks (which is
probably just PDF support, I'd be pleasantly surprised if it included
ePub support) and view pictures, as well. Ready to hand over your money?
The VDP500 will cost you $200 and will be released in Q1 of this year.
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