updated 09:55 am EST, Thu November 9, 2006
Super Max Media Player TV
Muzatch today launched a portable media player that it describes as the most powerful MP4-capable player in existence. Intended primarily for cars, the Super Max MZH-801 is capable of playing common digital video formats such as DivX, MPEG-4, and VCD on its 7-inch screen, but is also one of the few North American media players to include a built-in TV tuner. The combination of the tuner and a built-in antenna lets users watch live TV in NTSC or PAL format from virtually anywhere, according to Muzatch. An FM transmitter is also part of the design and broadcasts the player's audio to a car or home stereo. An included 40GB hard drive can store as many as 50 full-length DivX movies, the company claims. Power is supplied through either AC power or a lithium-ion battery, though the company does not list battery life. Muzatch is accepting orders now for $275; lower-capacity 20GB and 30GB versions are also available through special requests.