New Personal Video Player from G-Tech: G-PLAY

New Personal Video Player from G-Tech: G-PLAY


G-Tech today introduced their new personal media player, the G-PLAY. This compact screen less device allows you to store media on the device, hook it up to a TV and boom, your personal portable media center.

The G-PLAY is basically an external hard drive which has an interface that lets you hook it up to a TV. The player will allow you to play MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 (DivX, etc.) movies, as well as ISO format movies (dvd replicas).

There hasn’t been any word on how big the hard drive will be. I am going to take a shot in the dark and say something like 60-80 gigs.

In addition the player will play slideshows of your JPEG photos and even play MP3’s.

G-PLAY hooks up to any TV, monitor, VCR, cable or satellite box that supports composite, S-video, SCART RGB, YPbPr or VGA. G-PLAY supports stereo analog, SPDIF digital audio and compressed Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS pass through.

Pricing and Availability

G-PLAY will be available in February 2005 with list prices starting at $259 (US). Pre-orders may be placed now with G-Tech at

G-PLAY Overview

— Store DVDs/personal movies and watch them on any TV

— Store digital photos and view them as a slide show

— Store and play music files

— Operates via infrared remote control and user-friendly GUI

— Doubles as an external hard disk for your data files

— Compact (5.2″ x 3.15″ x .67″) and light-weight aluminum enclosure

— High-Speed USB port

— Mac and Windows compatible

— 1-year warranty

G-PLAY Kit Contents

— G-PLAY Personal Media player

— Infrared remote control

— AV Cable (composite, S-video, RCA audio)

— Coaxial audio cable (mini jack to RCA)

— USB cable

— Power adapter

G-PLAY Optional Accessories

— YPbPr AV cable (Color Component Video-3 RCA, Left/Right Audio RCA)

— VGA AV cable (15-pin female VGA, Left/Right Audio RCA)

— SPDIF Optical cable

— SCART Composite cable (Europe only)

— SCART RGB cable (Europe only)