iRiver PMP-100 series Portable Media Players will be available beginning today from the iRiver estore and will follow from other online retailers this week. The two models available are the iRiver PMP-120 and the iRiver PMP-140, 20GB and 40GB versions selling for $500 and $600 retail. They have a super sharp 3.5-inch colour display for watching AVI and MPEG4 videos or JPEG still images. It also supports MP3, WMA, WAV and ASF audio formats.
See press release below.
iRiver Introduces Portable Media Player Offering Full Video Entertainment Experience
iRiver PMP-100 Series is a Portable Entertainment Player for Video, Music, Slide Shows and Photos
MILPITAS, California — iRiver, the leading innovator in digital entertainment, today announced the PMP-100 (Portable Media Player) series, a leap in the evolution of award-winning iRiver music players. The PMP-100 series allows customers to enjoy their favorite recorded TV shows, movies, home videos, music and photos on a single, portable player.
The PMP-100 series supports widely used video, audio, and picture formats (AVI, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV, ASF and JPEG) and features an intuitive video conversion application to further ensure video compatibility. Featuring a sharp 3.5-inch color display, the PMP-100 series is available in 20GB* and 40GB sizes and is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.
The largest capacity PMP-100 series player stores up to 150 hours of video and 1,200 hours of digital music.** In addition to playing media files, the PMP-100 series supports USB host transfers allowing customers to download content directly from supported digital cameras and storage devices.
The iRiver PMP-100 series features a rechargeable and replaceable lithium- ion battery, TV-out port, built-in speaker, FM tuner and integrated voice recorder. The players can also encode and store MP3 files from an array of sources using the unit’s line-in jack.
“High-capacity portable hard-drive players are no longer one dimensional,” said Jonathan Sasse, president of iRiver America. “iRiver Personal Media Players offer an engaging entertainment experience whether watching movies or recorded TV programming and they connect effortlessly to car and home entertainment systems for true versatility.”
The iRiver PMP-100 series comes bundled with iRiver earphones, quality carrying case, installation software CD, AC adapter, USB 2.0 cable, USB host cable, line-in cable, TV-out cable and printed user manual.
iRiver PMP-100 series features***:
— 20GB and 40GB of internal storage
— 3.5 inch vivid color display
— Audio-out and Video-out ports
— Built-in FM tuner
— Integrated voice recorder
— Record music from any audio source (no PC required)
— Built-in speaker
— USB host transfers and USB 2.0 support
— Rechargeable and replaceable Lithium-Ion battery
— Up to 12 hours of battery life (audio)
— Up to 4 hours of battery life (video)
— Video, Audio and picture formats supported: AVI, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV, ASF and JPEG
— Upgradeable to future formats and features
— Weight: 280g
— Dimensions: 139 x 84 x 31.7 (mm)
Pricing and Availability
The PMP-100 series will be available at the iRiver eStore http://www.iriveramerica.com/estore, Best Buy retail stores and other select retail outlets in August 2004. Suggested retail price for PMP-120 is USD $499.99 and PMP-140 is USD $599.99. For information on retail availability, please visit http://www.iriveramerica.com.