Viewsonic announced their VMP70 HD digital media player, a $129 portable device that supports 1080p video as well as DTS and Dolby Digital surround sound. The direct-connect player comes with an HDMI port (cable included) and also S/PDIF port ( Sony Philips Digital InterFace) for delivering home theater quality audio.
The VMP70 can be used to transfer content from a USB or external hard drive to your HDTV. Service on the player includes HDMI, Component (CVBS), Composite (YPbPr), and SPDIF inputs 2xUSB 2.0. A remote is also included.
The size of the player is 8.03″ x 1.57″ x 5.5″ (Width x Height x Depth), while weight of the VMP70 is a mere .925 lbs.
Viewsonic is running a promotion on the VMP70 for the holidays, setting the introductory price at $98.99.
Features of the Viewsonic VMP70 include:
- Sharing music, video and photos that are stored on your computer via your HDTV
- Connect to either HDMI, component or the composite port in full stereo, supporting DTS, Dolby Digital and SP/DIF interfaces
- Offers the most complete video and audio formats including MPEG1/2/4, DivX/Xvid, H.264, VC1, RM/RMVB, WMA, MP3, DTS, Dolby digital, OGG, AAC and many more
- Access multiple content sources simultaneously and preview digital collections easier
More information and full specs can be found at http://www.viewsonic.com/products/vmp70.htm.