2. Inside the MVP Player
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The MVP Player
Opening the device's case will void the warranty, so we advise against it. Instead, use the photos in this review for a closer look under the hood. Clicking on the image below will reveal a high resolution image.
As you can see, the MVP player uses the card reader system from Proconn Technology Co. Taking a closer look at the MVP's mainboard, we can see the "heart" of the device, the ESS DMP2 chipset.
DMP stands for Decode Media Protocol. The main DMP concept includes a single chip processor that is able to playback the most popular media formats. Generally, this second version of DMP chipsets provide the following:
- MP3, WMA, JPEG, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 files
- Rotate, zoom in photo, photo thumbnail (digest), auto slide show
- Supports auto playback without going to main menu
- JPEG slide show with background MP3 music
- Supports: SM, SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, CF I/II/IBM Micro Drive
The first version of these chipsets, the DMP1, supports S-Video/Composite output. The DMP2 supports S-Video/Composite and RGB for monitors up to 1024x768 resolution. The is a third version of this chipset, the DMP3 that adds TFT LCD panel support for photo frame and USB connectivity.
The device uses 8MB SDRAM from ICSI for temporary storage.
On the device's mainboard, you will find several other smaller chipsets that are used to handle audio and video signals, like the Philips octal buffer/line driver and Priceton's headphone driver.