Samsung launches new portable MP3 player - the first with SRS WOW HD audio

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<img src="http://www.avforums.com/news/images/20051102144523.jpg" align="right">Following is the press info from Samsung on its new portable HDD MP3 player…</P><P>”Samsung Electronics today announced the release of the YH-J70, the latest addition to its impressive hard disk MP3 product range 2005. The YH-J70 is a all-in-one entertainment device allowing users to play movies, music, games and displays pictures. The 30GB model can store up to 7,500 tracks; or up to 100 hours of MPEG4 video content for enjoyment on the go. </P><P>The YH-J70 features a light and compact design; with a stylish glossy finish and a large 1.8” colour TFT LCD screen. Only weighting 135g, the player is crammed with advanced AV features and supports all leading file formats (From MP3 & WMA to OGG). The intelligent HDD system, G-Sensor, ensures full protection of the ultra light device. A sophisticated sensor detects if the device is dropped and stops the hard disk drive to prevent damage. </P><P>The YH-J70 is the world’s first digital audio player to feature the SRS WOW HD sound effect, the YH-J70 also delivers high definition sound quality. Whilst listening to tracks in high quality users can simultaneously view images or play one of 5 games including a full colour favourite – Tetris. </P><P>The USB Host capability is another unique feature allowing access to compatible USB devices to move or copy files directly to the memory. Users can therefore directly transfer music/photos/videos from a compatible MP3 player, USB stick, camcorder or digital camera to the YH-J70 to play. </p><P>Not forgetting the MPEG 4 video playback capabilities the YH-J70 is further enhanced by an FM tuner; and the ability to directly encode FM radio, line-in or voice to MP3. </P><P><b>Additional Information</b><br>* Battery life 25hrs audio, or 5.5 hours video <br>* Built-in Voice Recorder microphone<br>* MPEG 4 files must be prepared by Samsung Multimedia Studio to format the videos to the appropriate resolution and file type. <br>* File encoding rate between 32-192kb/s to MP3 with auto-sync <br>* SRS Wow HD sound enhancement <br>* Mass storage compliant for drag and drop loading of files <br>* Text viewer <br>* Headphones, Line-in cable, usb host cable, usb cable, charger and software are all provided. </P><P>The YH-J70 is available in 20GB in Black from Dixons, Comet and Digi-uk.com, estimated street price £219.99. The 30GB model will be available in white from November, with an included dock with line out - price and stockists TBA”
 
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