I-O DATA DEVICE USA announced the retail availability of the number one selling High Definition DVD player in Japan.
The AVeL LinkPLayer2 is a networked digital media player and DVD player with support for
High Definition (HD) file formats such as Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 (WMV9) HD,
MPEG2-TS, and DivX HD. Starting August 1, the player will be sold at CompUSA stores
nationwide with a suggested retail price of US$249.00.
Designed for home theaters and digital media networks, the AVeL LinkPlayer2 features
1080i/780p HD video playback capability (1920x1080 resolution), with support for nearly
every digital media file format, including MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2-TS, MPEG4, DivX, XviD,
and WMV9 for video; MP3, AAC, WMA, PCM, and Ogg Vorbis for audio; and JPEG, BMP, GIF,
and PNG for photos. The AVeL LinkPlayer2 reads media from a wide variety of data
sources, including CD/DVD dics, USB memory sticks and hard disk drives, digital cameras,
memory card readers, iPods and MP3 players, and Windows, Macintosh, and Linux PCs.
Seperately, I-O DATA DEVICE USA announced that the AVeL LinkPlayer2 now supports Sling
Media's Slingbox. With the AVeL LinkPlayer2 connected to a Slingbox customers can view
and control their own home entertainment content anywhere, anytime using a Windows
laptop or desktop computer or a Windows Mobile handheld or mobile phone. The agreement
is part of a broader alliance that also names I-O DATA DEVICE, Inc (Japan) as the
distributor of Sling Media products in Japan.