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Chinese media player offers native 720p playback

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2009 20:36 User comments (12)

Chinese media player offers native 720p playback Although they are certainly not the first company to do so, China-based Gemei had launched their latest portable media player, dubbed the HD-660, which allows for native 720p HD playback on its 4.3-inch widescreen display.
The player sports a 480x272 resolution and can hold TransFlash memory cards up to 32GB. For audio, the player supports MP3, WMA, AAC and FLAC and for video the player supports RM, RMVB, AVI, FLV and MPEG video files. JPG, PNG and bitmap are supported photo formats.

The source adds that a "remote control is bundled with the HD-660, as is a video cable that allows it to connect to TVs and play back its content that way. The 2,000mA lithium-ion battery's life is rated at six hours when playing videos. A USB 2.0 interface is used to connect with Windows 2000, XP or Vista operating systems, along with Mac OS X. Speakers are built-in, and there is an FM radio tuner with recording functionality."

The player is so far only available in China with a cheap price tag of about $88 USD.

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12 user comments

11.3.2009 20:56

high def and you dont support mkv or wmv? useless

21.3.2009 22:00

Originally posted by jetyi83:
high def and you dont support mkv or wmv? useless
Meh to the WMV but no MKV? :(

I THOUGHT RUSSIA WAS YOUR FRIEND CHINA!

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32.3.2009 7:30

How is it possible that the player plays 720p when the resolution is only 480x272?

42.3.2009 14:47

Originally posted by DMaarten:
How is it possible that the player plays 720p when the resolution is only 480x272?
Thats an answer that lies some where scribbled in the article hidden secret, only to be answered by the one who reads before they post.

Originally posted by article:
The source adds that a "remote control is bundled with the HD-660, as is a video cable that allows it to connect to TVs

52.3.2009 15:54

Quote:
Originally posted by DMaarten:
How is it possible that the player plays 720p when the resolution is only 480x272?
Thats an answer that lies some where scribbled in the article hidden secret, only to be answered by the one who reads before they post.

Originally posted by article:
The source adds that a "remote control is bundled with the HD-660, as is a video cable that allows it to connect to TVs

The ambiguity comes from this statement and has nothing to do with output to a secondary device or screen. ---Chikn

Quote:
...dubbed the HD-660, which allows for native 720p HD playback on its 4.3-inch widescreen display.

62.3.2009 16:32

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by DMaarten:
How is it possible that the player plays 720p when the resolution is only 480x272?
Thats an answer that lies some where scribbled in the article hidden secret, only to be answered by the one who reads before they post.

Originally posted by article:
The source adds that a "remote control is bundled with the HD-660, as is a video cable that allows it to connect to TVs

The ambiguity comes from this statement and has nothing to do with output to a secondary device or screen. ---Chikn

Well how else are you going to get 720p out of a 480p Screen.

please let me know.

Quote:
...dubbed the HD-660, which allows for native 720p HD playback on its 4.3-inch widescreen display.

72.3.2009 18:54

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by DMaarten:
How is it possible that the player plays 720p when the resolution is only 480x272?
Thats an answer that lies some where scribbled in the article hidden secret, only to be answered by the one who reads before they post.

Originally posted by article:
The source adds that a "remote control is bundled with the HD-660, as is a video cable that allows it to connect to TVs

The ambiguity comes from this statement and has nothing to do with output to a secondary device or screen. ---Chikn

Well how else are you going to get 720p out of a 480p Screen.

please let me know.

Quote:
...dubbed the HD-660, which allows for native 720p HD playback on its 4.3-inch widescreen display.


Exactly the point of the question. How in the world can it playback native 720p content on "its 4.3 inch widesceen display". That's a little deceiving. I assume it means to say that it can play 720p content without conversion to the specific 480x272 format. ---Chikn

82.3.2009 21:37
varnull
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The first person to get one of these might have a bit of a shock.. all those listed formats can be buried in a horrid and near impossible to make .asf wrapper... just like the damn chipods which use a screwy M2S4 with video and audio streams reversed moronic format which no off the shelf converter will make....

Don't you just love the way the "free market" chinese always make these things using proprietary codecs built in... rm/rmvb and flv.. not known for quality are they *sigh* . There are perfectly good open standard video formats about.. yet they still insist on using this locked down stuff.. pay nothing for the device, then spend 200 trying to find some proprietary converter lump of junk to convert your files... not me..

93.3.2009 0:57

Quote:

Exactly the point of the question. How in the world can it playback native 720p content on "its 4.3 inch widesceen display". That's a little deceiving. I assume it means to say that it can play 720p content without conversion to the specific 480x272 format. ---Chikn
That is correct, I have updated the article to reflect the removal of that typo. It can play the 720p content on a TV, and can play on the display without conversion. Of course it will not be true HD with such small resolution.

109.3.2009 16:17

So, if I was looking for a portable device like this that would play Video with TV output...
Is there such a device at this pricepoint?

119.3.2009 16:19

I hear the Gemei HD-660 does well.

Its only about $88 too!

=P

129.3.2009 16:55

Any retailers selling this thing?


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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