Media Player

Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro looks like a 60’s Star Trek prop

Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro looks like a 60’s Star Trek prop

For the most part all media players look alike. They all tend to have the same shape and style and many of them have similar controls or touchscreens for you to use for controlling the tracks and content you store. Colorfly has a new media player that looks very different from the masses out there. The player is called the Pocket HiFi C4 Pro and apparently, it is aimed at the audiophile looking for the best sound quality they can get.

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Popcorn Hour C-200 media player gets iPlayer update

Popcorn Hour C-200 media player gets iPlayer update

We have talked about the Popcorn Hour C-200 streaming media player a long time ago when the device first launched. The launch of that device was a few years ago now, but Syabas, the market of the Popcorn Hour device hasn’t forgot about the owners of the C-200.

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Microsoft May Finally Kill Zune?

Microsoft May Finally Kill Zune?

According to a Bloomberg source, Microsoft will discontinue production of its Zune media player. Instead, the company will shift its focus to other devices and concentrate on developing the Zune software for mobile phones.

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ASUS O!Play HD2 detailed; launches this week for £109

ASUS O!Play HD2 detailed; launches this week for £109

It's been a while since we've heard from ASUS about their USB 3.0 toting O!Play HD2 multimedia center, but now - with the launch tipped for this week - the company is being a little more forthright about the specifications.  Supporting USB 2.0 and eSATA external drives, the ASUS O!Play HD2 also has an internal 3.5-inch hard-drive bay and can be used as a regular USB 3.0 external HDD in its own right.

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QNAP NMP-1000P network media player offers vast format support

QNAP NMP-1000P network media player offers vast format support

QNAP has outed its latest network media player, the NMP-1000P, a compact STB that offers Full HD 1080p video, Dolby and DTS digital surround sound, optional NAS functionality and internet media streaming.  Able to gobble up a 3.5-inch hard-drive in its internal bay - either for storing local content or acting as a backup drive for networked computers - the NMP-1000P uses Sigma Designs new 667MHz SMP8643 SoC video/audio decoder.

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Boxee comments on new Apple TV

Boxee comments on new Apple TV

Yesterday Apple unveiled the new Apple TV that doesn’t suck nearly as much as the original. The new device is much more of a direct competitor to the Boxee Box that is due for an update this November. Boxee has commented on the new Apple TV and defends its coming update and the roughly $100 more expensive price point.

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Amex Digital MP-501 Boasts Smallest 1080p Media Player Title

Amex Digital MP-501 Boasts Smallest 1080p Media Player Title

Sitting right next to your big computer, or your big screen HDTV, you'll probably already find some ridiculously small gadget. After all, even our memory is getting smaller. And while there may already be options out there for you to purchase in the whole HD media player market, this new one from Amex Digital definitely aches to take the "smallest" title. Its measurements are noteworthy in of themselves, but the features speak for themselves, just as loudly.

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Western Digital Debuts WD Elements Play multimedia drive

Western Digital Debuts WD Elements Play multimedia drive

WD has been in the business of making external storage solutions about as long as external storage has been around. The company has also been wrapping its storage tech into products like media players for a while now.

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Buffalo LinkTheater LT-V100 network HD media player hits Japan

Buffalo LinkTheater LT-V100 network HD media player hits Japan

Buffalo Japan has outed its latest networked media player, the Buffalo LinkTheater LT-V100, now capable of 1080p Full HD playback.  The LT-V100 has HMDI and composite video outputs, together with analog and optical-digital audio outputs, and a 10/100 ethernet port for network streaming.

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Brite-View CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD Media Player Announced, Pre-Order Now

Brite-View CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD Media Player Announced, Pre-Order Now

It's been almost a full year since we reported on Brite-View's CinemaTube media player, and that means it's just about perfect timing to get an upgraded, new model, right? Well lucky you, because Brite-View agrees with that sentiment. They've just pulled the cover off their CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD media player -- and yes, that may be the longest title for a gadget we've seen in awhile.

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PopBox from Syabas gets delayed until late July

PopBox from Syabas gets delayed until late July

Back during CES, the Syabas PopBox media player was spied. The device was expected to ship this weekend after turning up for pre-order in April on Amazon. If you pre-ordered the device and were looking forward to some media watching action over the holiday weekend you are out of luck.

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Boxee defend Hulu integration in response to NBC blast

Boxee's on-again, off-again love affair with Hulu has been one of the more frustrating elements of the otherwise excellent media player, and while we pondered out loud last month that paywall propositions from both companies might lead to a more amicable arrangement, it seems the entertainment industry knives are still out.  Earlier this week, Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC, accused Boxee of "illegally taking" Hulu content and that NBC would be "open to negotiations" with the software firm; Boxee have responded by denying that they have done anything illegal, and pointed at the content providers, not Hulu, for insisting on the block.

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