Philips might have tipped off the Feds about the allegedly illegal use of its patents in Cyberhome DVD recorders, but that hasn’t stopped the Dutch giant from selling its Nexperia mobile multimedia processor (pictured) for use in Cyberhome’s upcoming portable media player range.
The devices will sport 7 inch 800 x 400 screens and have a 30GB hard drive. Battery life is expected to be four hours. File compatibility includes MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9 and DIVX, plus Playsforsure and Quicktime7.
The multi-talented Nexperia chip may allow playback of a wide variety of content, but it can also scale the video output from the device to 1,080i when connected to a suitable TV display.
Interestingly, the Nexperia PNX0190 processor can also be used to receive DVB-T TV signals, making them suitable as mobile PVR TVs when they debut in the UK, later this year. They also have integrated wi-fi.