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September 20, 2004

Review: AOpen's MVP Player

Tomshardware.com has a review of AOpen's MVP Player which has a very different take on serving media on a television.

Instead of connecting to an Ethernet network or wireless network, the unit uses sneaker net. The unit not only includes a slot to put a multimedia card from your digital camera or camcorder, but it also comes with a USB 2.0 hard disk enclosure (2.5" hard drive not included) and a special cradle on top to insert it. You can use the enclosure with your PC via USB and then slap it in the MVP Player to play the content on your television.

It's an interesting idea, but it probably would be more compelling if it included a portable MP3 player as part of the hard drive enclosure. That way it could be used as a dual purpose device: an ipod by day, media center at night.

Posted on September 20, 2004

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