updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
Dcube M-Vision DivX player
If you can't be bothered with fishing out discs every time, or you have an ample supply of "backup" video files, a company called Dcube is manufacturing a hard drive-based player called the M-Vision. AVING notes that the player can not only play AVI and MPEG files encoded with DivX or XviD, but also ISO, VIB and IFO files, normally associated with DVD rips. ASF and WMV videos are supported as well. Resolution scales to 1080i, and DVI, component, composite and S-Video inputs are available. Supported audio formats include AAC, MP3, Ogg, PCM, AC3, and DTS. External storage can be added by hooking up a USB 2.0 hard drive, or else connecting to a PC via Ethernet or wireless 802.11b/g. An add-on DVD drive is optional. No pricing or localization information has been published.