Digital media players comparing Digital media players

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Engadget score

pending
84
86
89
79

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Avg. critic rating

8.0
8.1
8.5
8.3
8.0

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Avg. user rating

8.8
8.5
8.7
8.9
8.6

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Price

$29
$89
$77
$79

General

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Type

Audio / video player
Audio / video player
Audio / video player
Audio / video player
Audio / video player

Supported media

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Audio codec support

AAC, MP3, WAV
AAC, MP3

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Audible support

Version 4

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Video playback

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Video codec support

h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime
h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1

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Photo viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Image format support

GIF, JPEG, TIFF
JPEG, PNG

Services

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Video services

Netflix, Amazon, Other
YouTube
iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Other
Netflix, Amazon, Other
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Other

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Audio services

Pandora, Other
iTunes
Napster, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Other
Pandora, Other

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Photo services

Flickr, Other
Flickr, Other
Flickr, Picasa, Other
Other

Storage

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Internal storage

No
No
No
8 GB

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USB

None
2.0 (1 ports)
2.0 (1 ports)
2.0 (1 ports)
2.0 (1 ports)

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Memory card reader

No
No
No
Yes
No

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Memory card support

microSD

Speakers

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Speakers

None
None
None
None

Remote

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Remote (included)

Yes
No
Other batteries
AAA batteries

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IR blaster

No
No
No

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Serial control

No
No
No

Power

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Power adapter

Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal

Other features

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Front text display

No
No
No
No

Outputs

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Video outputs

Component (1 outputs), HDMI (1 outputs), S-Video (1 outputs)
HDMI (1 outputs, v1.4)
HDMI (1 outputs)
HDMI (1 outputs, v1.4)
HDMI (1 outputs, v1.4)

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Audio outputs

via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI
TOSLINK (optical)

Inputs

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Video input support

No
No
No
No

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Video inputs

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Audio input support

No
No
No
No

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Audio inputs

Networking

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WiFi

802.11 b, g
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
None
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

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Media protocols

Compatibility

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Requires desktop software

No
No
No
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OS support

Size and Weight

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Height

1.38 inches
0.9 inches
1 inch
0.03 inches

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Width

2.83 inches
3.9 inches
3.5 inches
0.18 inches

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Depth

0.47 inches
3.9 inches
3.5 inches
0.18 inches

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Weight

1.2 ounces
0.6 pounds
5 ounces
9.9 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

October 27, 2009
July 24, 2013
March 16, 2012
March 6, 2013
April 2, 2014

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Announced (US)

October 27, 2009
July 24, 2013
March 7, 2012
March 5, 2013
April 2, 2014

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$99.99 USD
$99 USD
$99 USD
$99 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

Yes

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RoHS compliant

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EPEAT rating