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 www.g-technology.com.
— 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)