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Suhit Gupta
06-14-2004, 04:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/04/video_players/' target='_blank'>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/04/video_players/</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The Register reports that there was a decent showing of Taiwanese hardware developers displaying their latest prototype portable media players (PMP) ready for re-branding and possible sale to the world market sometime next year. The big hit out of the bunch was the MobiNote DVX-POD 7010, an iPod-looking device which features a 7-inch color LCD (720x480), 20GB 1.8-inch HDD, and weighs only 600g. You may notice that the DVX-POD has no visible front panel buttons, but has cleverly hidden the media controls at the top of the device with A/V ports situated on its sides."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/mobinot2.jpg" /><br /><br />The article contains a nice list of upcoming personal video players. It it goos to see how the new generation of players support such a large variety of codecs, and it is seriously satisfying to see that none of them appear to be introducing any new file formats (not like we need any more). My iPaq 2215 currently serves as my PVP, but I am seriously tempted by some of these. Any recommendations? i.e. Do any of you own one?

06-14-2004, 05:30 PM
Hopefully my new Dell X30High will fill that role for me....when it arrives...next month.

Mojo Jojo
06-14-2004, 05:38 PM
Wow. The DVX-POD 7010 (pictured) looks realy nice. I would have liked to see a slightly larger drive then 20 gig but its a great start. I am still on the fence only because I would like some PDA type apps on my device so that I can merge devices and only carry one item. But the future definately looks bright!

06-14-2004, 08:40 PM
I have a feeling that if the DVX-POD is brought to America Apple will force them to change the name.