Media player

Dodocool DA106 Hi-Fi Music Player review

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This quote from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities pretty much sums up my thoughts on the Dodocool DA106 digital audio player (DAP). Please bear with me as I explain my happiness—and sadness—over this player. What is it? Let’s begin with what exactly …

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FiiO X1 II high resolution music player review

FiiO is a fascinating company. In an age where people are increasingly using smart phones as their sole source of music, FiiO flies in the face of that trend by releasing portable digital audio players (DAP) that don’t do anything else. The market for DAPs is actually growing owing mainly to the exploding headphone market. …

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Pivos Xios XS Media Center review

There are a lot of TV set top boxes out there. The closest I’ve come to using one is using Chromecast or our Xbox for streaming various forms of media. That’s not to say that I haven’t been interested, so when The Gadgeteer was offered the Pivos Xios XS Media Center for review (an Android/XBMC …

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Pivos XIOS DS Media Play review

Is there really a market for another media player?  Pivos seems to think so and offers their XIOS DS Media Play, an Android-powered box that connects to your TV.  I have some experience with these players, and up until now, it hasn’t been good.  I’ve spent over a month putting the Pivos device through its …

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Google Nexus Q Social Streaming Media Player

From Google, comes the “world’s first social streaming media player”, the Nexus Q .  At 4.6″ (116mm)  and 2 pounds (923gr), the player runs Android 4.0 (ICS) and comes with its own 25W amplifier for external speakers, or it can be interfaced with your home entertainment system. WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC are standard, as well as …

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Western Digital Introduces the WD TV Live Hub Media Center

Western Digital, maker of the popular WD TV media player family has just announced the WD TV Live Hub media center. This is a 1080p media player with a 1 terabyte built-in network hard drive. In addition to playing the videos you store on the HD and available through shared network drives, it will also …

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Seagate FreeAgent® GoFlex™ TV HD Media Player Review

I’ve read reviews on The Gadgeteer for media players that hook up with your TV or home theater setup and let you view your home videos, pictures, movies, and even play your music files.  I’ve always been interested in them, but I’ve never had one of these devices.  I had looked into an Apple TV …

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Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

It’s 2010, digital media is at its prime.  We see LCD TVs everywhere.  And I’m sure everyone reading this has at least one LCD TV at home.  And I’m sure we all have lots of digital media laying around on our computers.  But how do we bring all of this media to the LCD TVs?  …

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Micca Slim Portable HDD Digital Media Player Review

In today’s plug-and-play, wireless, streaming, hi-definition world, it’s not uncommon to find products geared towards the fusion of technology and media.  TVs are now equipped with integrated wireless services, and, as Jay mentioned earlier this week, even the home telephone is receiving the tech-treatment.  Micca has decided to enter the digital media fray with their …

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Touch Screen Media Player for New Moms?

The Gravida’s Nurse is marketed as a prenatal education device for expectant mothers to use to view educational material, but it’s really just a touch screen digital media player. It has a 4.5 x 3.35 inch color display with a resolution of 1600 x 1200, a touch screen, an all in one flash card slot, …

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CiragoTV Mini Media Player Review

Using an SD-Card, FlashDrive, or even a multi-Terabyte USB HardDrive, the CiragoTV Mini lets you playback videos, pictures and music that you downloaded or created at your computer on your television in beautiful 720P or 1080i ( and 480i & 480p for any tube owners ). This isn’t a networked UPNP media playback system with …

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ViewSonic’s sub $100, Full HD media player now available

Hoping to enjoy the same popularity as the WD TV and Popcorn Hour, the new ViewSonic VMP70 is yet another media player for your TV. The VMP70 boasts more compatible video and audio formats than any other player (MPEG 1/2/4, DivX/Xvid, H.264, VC-1, WMV9, RM/RMVB, WMA, MP3, DTS, OGG, AAC, (2-channel), Real Audio, JPG, JPEG, …

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