TAZ I Personal Video Player Beta Test?

Posted: Nov 7 2003, 7:50am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:05pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices


TAZ I Personal Video Player Beta Test?
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    Tight Audio Systems announced a new powerful personal entertainment player a couple of weeks ago.

    A posting from today (by their CEO!?) in their discussion forum indicates that the Beta Test sign-up will start shortly.
    They also will have a 40sec. video any day now showing off the features of the TAZ I.
    Right now there are no "real" photos on their site about the tablet style media player. The specifications of the TAZ I are somewhat impressive, 60GB Hard-drive, 4" TFT, USB2.0 etc.

    We are also still waiting on the release of the ZVUE PVP. Also disappointing the cool RCA Lyra RD2870 is still not shipping on Amazon.com. The last date was October 30th, now it says shipping soon. Use our Price Watch Service to stay on top availabilty changes on Amazon.com by subscribing to any product.

    Top 10 Personal Video Player

    TAZ I Specification:
    • Storage Capacity - at least 60 gigabytes; 2.5 inch hard drive; SD/MMC card slot
    • Screen - 4 inch diagonal transflective TFT LCD with 640x480 resolution; 4:3 aspect ratio
    • Audio Formats Supported - MP3, Monkey's Ape (lossless), OGG Vorbis
    • Audio Inputs - On-board microphone; line in (stereo)
    • Audio Outputs - 2 headphone jacks; digital optical out; line out
    • Video Formats Supported - MPEG1, 2, 4, AVI, DivX; NTSC, PAL
      (video frame rates supported: 24fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, all)
    • Video Inputs - composite video
    • Video Outputs - composite, S video, component (Y Pr Pb)
    • Video Output Formats - SDTV (480i); HDTV (480p, 720p, 1080i)
    • Photo Formats Supported - JPG, GIF, TiFF, BMP
    • Network/Connectivity - USB 2.0; on-board 10/100 ethernet
    • Power - Internal XV DC battery; approximately 9 hours video playback, 20 hours audio
    • Host PC Software - customized version of leading multimedia software suite
    • Accessories: Sennheiser PX-200 headphones; hand-made leather carrying case;
      connecting cables; battery charger
    • System Requirements - Windows 98, 2000, XP (future compatibility planned for Apple and Linux)
    • Dimensions (approx.) - 6.3" x 4.2" x 1.5"

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