Available now for just £129.95, August International’s DA701C is an all-in-one Freeview TV recorder and Media Player.
It’s 7 inch screen is paired with an antenna for picking up shows outdoors, and the rechargeable battery should remove the need to carry around a ton of AA Duracells to use it.
The DA701C receives over 40 Freeview channels, 5 analogue channels as well as Freeview radio stations. It also plays AVI video, MP3s, WAV, and photos in JPEG format directly from memory cards, USB sticks or from external media with a USB interface. In a nice touch, the TV also has the ability to record Freeview TV on to an USB memory stick or external hard drive .
The device can also output to TV, though why you’d ever need to hook it up to your 60 inch plasma screen is beyond us.
Here is the full spec list:
·Receives digital Freeview TV / Radio and Analogue TV
· 7″ 16:9 LCD display, resolution480 x 234 pixels
· Supports red button MHEG5 UK interactive teletext
· Real time & scheduled Freeview TV recording via USB
·Supports 7day Electronic Program Guide and Subtitles
· Plays MP3, WAV, JPEG, MPEG4 & AVI files
· SD/MMC card reader & USB port for media playback
· Supports PAL & SECAM
· Sleep & wake-up function
· Built-in stereo speakers and earphone jack
· Power supply from built-in rechargeable battery, mains and car adaptors
· Dimension: 191x143x27.5 mm (without stand)
· Weight: 586g net (without stand)
· SD/MMC Card Reader
· USB Port
· External Antenna In
· Power Input
· AC power adaptor
· 12-24v car adaptor
· Portable digital antenna with magnetic base
· Remote control with battery
· AV cable
· User’s manual