HDD media players take features integration route
August 20, 2013 Jon 0 Comments
Besides adding value through new functions, makers are enhancing audio quality and external design of HDD media players.
Features integration is defining the R&D landscape in China’s HDD media player industry. Encouraged by the emergence of high-quality ICs and rising demand for converged devices, many local manufacturers are fortifying their products with value-added functions. Recent releases pack online video support, Internet anddigital TV, and content download.
The X9 model from Shenzhen DiyoMate Electronics Technology Co. Ltd delivers 720p and 1080p playback and reads MP3, WMA and MPEG-4. In addition, it has DTS, HDMI
1.3, optical, coaxial, USB 2.0 and LAN ports, games, music video collection and karaoke, Wi-Fi, Internet TV, and wireless keyboard and mouse.
Other manufacturers are enabling social networking in their releases. The K330i model from Shenzhen Kaiboer Technology Co. Ltd, for example, allows access to Youtube, Youku, Picasa, Flickr, RSS feeds and weather updates. Its K750li model is equipped with Blu-ray ROM and a USB port. Makers are also enhancing the audio quality with the adoption of DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby and Dolby TrueHD. Some units support Blu-ray navigation and A/V playback.
To complement feature enhancements, enterprises are improving the external designs as well. Several are using new materials and adopting new production processes. The H5 model from Eaget Innovation and Technology Co. Ltd uses aluminum alloy with a brushed surface. Most manufacturers are optimistic about the industry. A rising number of enterprises are targeting the midrange and high-end sectors to counter the anticipated decrease in demand for entry-level types. The strategy aims to penetrate segments that can boost margins.
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