Amex Digital shows smallest 1080p media player
Amex Digital has introduced what it's calling the smallest media player capable of playing back 1080p videos, the MP-501. Sized at about 0.6 by 6.9 by 5 inches, it packs an ARM Cortex-A8 processor and has support for nearly all common file formats. The files can be played from an inserted SD memory card or a USB drive.
AMEX kit gives new minis BD burning
AMEX Digital today put out an internal Blu-ray drive upgrade kit for owners of current generation Mac minis. The slot-load SATA drive gives the Mac the option of burning Blu-ray discs in apps that support it as well as reading Blu-ray media at up to 4X speeds; although Macs can't yet play Blu-ray movies directly, AMEX suggests using VLC to load the raw video files. Boot Camp gives access to regular movie playback.
AMEX Digital Venice
AMEX Digital on Friday unveiled a networked media hub intended to surmount the limits of most of these devices. The Venice-V38HD can play strictly digital video, including H.264 as well as less common formats like Matroska (MKV) or XviD, but has its own DVD drive to rip movies and music CDs for later use. Accordingly, it can play VOB files and has 2TB of disk space to store its owner's media library.
Amex photo frame, printer
Amex Digital has recently announced the launch of a 7-inch digital photo frame, the SP-7, that has an integrated photo printer. As with other photo frames of the same size, the LCD screen has an 800x480 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The SP-7 supports JPG photos, can play back AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 movies and MP3 audio files thanks to its built speakers. A built-in card reader is compatible with MS, MMC, SD, XD and CF memory cards.