ViewSonic will launch later this year its VMP74 and VMP75 HD media players. Both of them are based on Sigma’s SMP8650 series media processor system-on-chip (SoC) supporting Full HD video playback, Dolby Digital audio and Full HD output via HDMI 1.3.
The VMP74 and VMP75 support a wide range of media formats such as AVI, MOV, JPG, WAV, MP4, MP3, FLAC and Internet radio broadcasts. They have Ethernet port for web-access to social networks such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and online content. These HD players also support video-on-demand (VOD) services – Netflix for US-bound VMP75 and BBCiPlayer for VMP74 for the UK market. You can also find USB port and eSATA connectors for external storage and optional WiFi module.
The VMP75 is priced at $149.99.