The New Hotness!!

In my previous post I mentioned that I was selling my PSP and K700i to fund the purchase of a new toy!!

Those of you who remember me buying the PSP, know that it was primarily intended for watching videos, in particular TV Shows downloaded from the Internet.

The PSP plays video quite well BUT you have to convert the video to a format that is acceptable to the PSP, this is quite doable with one of many packages freely available on the Internet, but it’s a pain in the ass.

The other problem is that I only have a 1GB Memory stick in the PSP so space is really limited. The PSP has no output options other than staring at the screen.

Now, the new toy is the Topfield TFP20 PMP, a long winded name indeed.

 

This wicked little doo-dad is primarily a media player, here is the info from Topfield Australia’s website.

PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER with Widescreen LCD, holds up to: 400hrs of Movies, 10,000 Songs, 100,000 photo’s or 10million E-book pages. Record directly from your TV or CD player, you can even set a timer record like a PVR. Connects direct to your Digital Camera or USB Memory stick via USB OTG Host. Small enough to fit in your pocket.

and here is the feature list

  • 20Gb 1.8" HDD
  • 4 inch WQVGA (480×272) 16 million true colours TFT LCD
  • Image formats: JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG. (Max resolution 8 Megapixels)
  • Slideshows of JPG/BMP with MP3
  • Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AC3, AAC (Bitrate 8-329Kbps CBR&VBR, OGG Q0-Q10)
  • Tags: ID3v1, ID3v2 2.0, ID3v2 3.0
  • Video Formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX3.1/4.xx/5xx, Xvid, ISO MPEG4 SP/ASP, WMV9.
  • Video Bitrates: MPEG1(upto 5Mbps), MPEG2(upto 8Mbps), DivX3.1/4.xx/5xx, Xvid, ISO MPEG4 SP/ASP(upto 4Mbps)
  • Audio Bitrates: 8Kbps~320Kbps
  • Resolution:720×480 maximum (WMV9 320×240, 500Kbps)
  • Video Frame Rate: 30fps Max
  • Caption: SMI Format
  • Audio Recording Format: MP3 128Kbps
  • Video Recording Format: DivX 5.0 5Mbps max
  • Resolution: 640×480 VGA
  • AV Connections: Earphone jack, AV In, AV Out, Built in Microphone, Built in Speaker.
  • TV Output: Pal or NTSC
  • Power Source: Detachable Lithium-Polymer battery pack, External AC charger/adapter.
  • Physical Dimensions: 139x73x23mm, 270g.
  • System Requirements: OS:Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP / Linux.

These puppies retail for ~ $800 but I am getting this at a bargin price due to my employers close ties to Topfield.

Now I will be able to bring episodes of my favourite shows to friends places and watch them on the TV instead of the PC, Mr B, this means you!!!

I expect the new toy to arrive today or tomorrow, expect more info then….

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