Cebit 2006: ECS unveils personal media player range

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ECS has unveiled four "entertainment anywhere" personal media players at this year’s Cebit. All four models work with the most popular audio and video file formats, offer FM as well as voice recording/dictation functions and come with a fully-featured remote control.

The EM-3520V compact personal media player (pictured) weighs in at 260 grams and features a 3.5-inch LCD TFT display, a 20GB hard drive, a USB 2.0 port for fast connectivity and full D1 DVD-quality TV output. It can play four hours of music or displays three hours of video on a single charge and comes with an onboard transformer that wirelessly transmits FM signals to your car radio or home stereo.

The EM-3510 personal media player and DVB-T receiver combination is lighter at just 110 grams, but  also features a 3.5-inch LCD TFT display and built-in 20GB hard drive, along with a digital video broadcasting TV receiver for enjoying your favourite shows on the go.

The EM-206 comes with a 2-inch LTPS-LCD screen and a choice of 128, 256 or 512MB NAND flash memory. It delivers fast Bluetooth v1.2 connectivity and full D1 DVD-quality TV output. It’s capable of six hours of audio or three hours of video on a single charge.

The EM-3530(W) is a personal media player and DVB-T receiver combination with a 4-inch LCD TFT display, a digital video broadcasting T receiver and a USB 2.0 port for fast connectivity. It plays six hours of audio or three hours of video between charges.

All models should be in-store by spring 2006. As yet, prices have not yet been confirmed.

More personal media players:
LG’s latest media players
Cyberhome’s HD upscaling personal media players

Dave Walker