Viliv Working on HD5 Portable HD Media Player

Posted on 01 February 2010, Last updated on 01 February 2010 by

hd5 cropped In addition to the S10 Blade [Portal page], N5 [Portal page], and the P3, Viliv quietly showed the HD5 PMP at CES 2010. Viliv claims that it will be able to play back 1080p content, even with the .mkv container, which is nice because .mkv supports stuff inline hd5 like multiple audio tracks and subtitles. While the player itself won’t have an HD screen, it does have HDMI output, potentially turning it into a portable home theater library/player, not unlike the SmartQ V7. There isn’t a lot of detail yet about the HD5. It’s looking like Viliv is shooting for more of a PMP than a MID with this device, but maybe they’ll surprise us with some WiFi. It it’s powerful enough to do 1080p video, it would be a shame to not see some MID capabilities. We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, this is what we know about the device:

  • 5 inch capacitive LCD (800×480)
  • Windows CE 6.0
  • 8/16/32GB SSD
  • SDHC slot for up to an additional 32GB of memory
  • Optional DMB tuner
  • Size: 83(W) x 130(H) x 13(T)mm

Pricing and availability info is nowhere to be seen at the moment, but it looks like GeneratoinMP3.com got a short close up of the unit at CES 2010:

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