Ovideon PVP highlight of CES

Personal video players

One of the highlights of this year’s CES for us was this portable media player from Ovideon. The AVAIh could well be the best PVP we’ve seen so far. The OLED screen offers superb quality – far better than LCD – but its most compelling feature has to be the multi-standard on-board TV tuner. So when it launches in the UK, hopefully later in 2005, it will be able to pick up the five terrestrial analogue TV stations (unless you live in Wales of course, and you still can’t get Five). The 5GB AVIAh is a recorder as well as a player, so you’ll be able to video shows off TV for later viewing. It also features a multi-media video player, an MP3 and WMA player, a JPEG slide show viewer and an audio/video recorder – and doubtless other features ending in the "er". Full specs after the leap.


Device Type: Portable Multimedia Recorder and Player
Screen Size: 2.2" diagonal OLED
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Screen Resolution: 521 x 218 pixels
Response Time: 5ms
Input Type: Analog Video In/Out , NTSC Cable Tuner, USB 2.0
Color: Silver and Black
Dimensions: 2.7" (W) x 4.68" (H) x .78" (D)

Audio Decoding MP3, G726, WMA9
Encoding G726
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz
Output 40mW, 3.5 mm Earphone
Video Decoding MPEG4, WMV9 SP, ASF
AVI (XviD, DivX etc)
Encoding MPEG-4
Voice Recorder Encoding G726
Pictures En/Decoding JPEG
Others Panel 2.2" AM OLED
Color Depth 16,700K Colors
USB USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)
HDD 1" mîcrodrive 5.0G
Battery 1100mAh Lithium Ion (x2)
Dimensions 2.7" (W) x 4.68" (H) x .78" (D)
Weight 5.1oz (Including Battery)
Digital Files FILE SUPPORT [VIDEO] MPEG-4 Simple Profile Compliant Video Codec
ASF(microsoft ISO MPEG4 + MP3,G.726,PCM) : Max. Pixel Format 720*480
AVI(DivX 4.0 & 5.03, XviD + MP3,G.726,PCM) : Max. Pixel Format 720*480AVI(DivX 3.11 + MP3,G.726,PCM) : Max. Pixel Format CIF(352*288)
WMV(WMV9 SP + WMA9) : Max. Pixel Format CIF(352*288)
MP4(Video Only): Max. Pixel Format 720*480[AUDIO]
MP3(MPEG1/2/2.5 Layer 3), WMA(WMA9)All file extensions are displayed on screen.
Warranty Two (2) year Parts and Labor Warranty

One (1) year OLED Panel

Specifications, features and design are subject to change without notice
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