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LG shows that black is the new black with the MFJM53 portable music player. Shipping with an 8GB hard drive—like the iPod mini that Apple forgot—the MFJM53 has a slick finish but substandard features.

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MP3, WAV, WMA and OGG support for audio, and MPEG4 support for video makes this passable. It does get 30 hours of music playback and 4 hours of video playback, which is more than Apple's newest video iPods.

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LG quietly launches 8GB music player [Reg Hardware]