updated 08:15 pm EDT, Thu August 10, 2006
CinePlayer PDP100 Player
While the major players in digital entertainment are shifting the brunt of their efforts to Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, there are companies who still care about perfecting an existing (and more stable) DVD medium. NuTech is one such example. The CinePlayer PDP100 boasts an Apple-like obsession with efficient and sleek design. Its chrome metal shell is barely larger than the DVD drive inside: it's 0.7 inches thin and 5.9 inches tall. This is also more than a stripped-down generic player, as it has component and S-video out as well as support for DivX and MPEG-4 video. There are certainly higher-end DVD players available, though at $167 it's both less expensive than those high-end models and a better visual companion for a new HDTV.