Chinese PMP maker, ainol is going to launch the new V8000HD series portable media player. ainol sets a new standard for PMP by introducing the idea of “Portable Visual Player (PVP)”. According to ainol, an PVP will offer H.264 HD video decoding, HDMI output and USB-HOST connectivity.
ainol’s V8000HD will come in three models, the V8000HDG (Jetfire) with a 5-inch 800×480 touchscreen, the V8000HDB (Defcon) with a 4.3-inch 480×272 display and the V8000HDA (Metorplex) that gets a 4.3-inch 800×480 touch display.
All three models support H.264 (MPEG4-AVC) decoding and plays MKV, MOV, PMP, MP4 videos. Common media formats, such as MP3, WMA, WAV, are also supported of course. They all offer HDMI output and support USB-HOST function that allows users to plug USB drive, camera, cellphone, PDA into the PMP.