Onkyo's Screenless Portable Media Player

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Onkyo must have gone batshit insane because this fall—September 1 to be exact—they will be releasing a portable media player that lacks a screen completely. This is more of a hybrid between a media center and a portable media player. Hopefully the lack of a screen will cut the price down significantly.


The player appears to support damn near every video and audio format out there, except Apple's beloved AAC and MOV. It also includes many different output cables including composite, component, audio and includes AC power and a car adapter (car pc, anyone?).

Onkyo's Multimedia player with 2.5-inch HDD [Akihabara]

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While I'm sure the Onkyo will be a little bit fancier, some of the smaller enclosure manufacturers have been putting these out for a while. Bytecc has this 2.5" enclosure that can play DVDs ripped directly to the hard drive. Mediasonic has a similar enclosure that plays pretty much anything you can think of. This one's a media player and a NAS.