updated 09:55 pm EDT, Thu May 1, 2008
Hi-Def media center
Mvix on Thursday launched an ultra-compact HDD-based, portable media player: the new high-definition Mvix MV-2500U media decoder supports the small 2.5-inch hard drive, while including key features of its predecessors like MX-780HD or MX-760. The black device, which can support HDDs as large as 250GB, measures under 5x3x0.5 inches; it uses a 2.5-inch PATA / IDE HDD and when connected to the PC, it works like a standard external USB 2.0 hard drive; however, it ships with an IR remote control to allow playback of standard or high definition digital video (480p, 720p, 1080i) in over a dozen file formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4, DVD (VOB, IFO), DivX (3/4/5/6), Xvid, BivX, VCD (DAT) for both PAL and NTSC systems.
"MV-2500U is our exclusive product for the mobile community, who wants to maintain the quality of their digital lifestyle, even when they are on the move. We continue to innovate in products and features, catering to different markets and supporting our customers with our unmatched technical support platform," Mike added.
The device offers a number of output connectors: Component (Y-Pb-Pr), RCA L/R, Coaxial, Optical(5.1ch), S-Video as well as support for both 16:9 and 4:3 letterbox. It also upscales photos to 1080i and 720p resolutions for better picture quality.
MvixUSA will begin shipping MV-2500U model on May 12th, according to the website; pricing is $150 (no drive) and an extra $100 (80GB), $130 (160GB), and $200 (250GB) for included storage. It ships with a remote, A/V cables, USB cable, Power Adapter, and manual/driver CD.