Digital media players comparing Digital media players

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Engadget score

56
86
83
88
81

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Avg. critic rating

5.5
8.5
8.2
6.7
7.8

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Avg. user rating

6.2
8.7
8.5
8.9
9.0

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Price

$94

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, WAV
AAC, MP3

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Audible support

Version 4
Version 4

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Video playback

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Video codec support

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

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Photo viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Image format support

GIF, JPEG, TIFF
GIF, JPEG, TIFF
JPEG, PNG

Services

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Video services

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

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Audio services

Other
iTunes
iTunes
Pandora
Pandora, Other

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Photo services

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

Storage

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Internal storage

16 GB
No
No
No
No

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USB

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
Yes

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Memory card support

microSD

Speakers

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Speakers

None
None
None
None
None

Remote

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Remote (included)

No
Other batteries
Other batteries
AAA batteries
Yes

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IR blaster

No
No
No
No
No

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Serial control

No
No
No
No
No

Power

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Power adapter

Internal
Internal
Internal
External
External

Other features

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Front text display

No
No
No
No
No

Outputs

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Video outputs

HDMI (1 outputs)
HDMI (1 outputs)
HDMI (1 outputs)
HDMI (1 outputs), RCA / composite (1 outputs)
HDMI, RCA / composite

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Audio outputs

TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
via HDMI, RCA stereo
via HDMI, RCA stereo

Inputs

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Video input support

No
No
No
No
No

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Video inputs

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Audio input support

No
No
No
No
No

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Audio inputs

Networking

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WiFi

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

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

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

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Media protocols

Compatibility

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Requires desktop software

No
No
No
No
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OS support

Size and Weight

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Height

4.57 inches
0.9 inches
0.9 inches
0.9 inches
0.9 inches

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Width

4.57 inches
3.9 inches
3.9 inches
3.3 inches
3.3 inches

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Depth

4.57 inches
3.9 inches
3.9 inches
3.3 inches
3.3 inches

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Weight

2.03 pounds
0.6 pounds
0.6 pounds
3 ounces
3 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Available
Available
Available
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Discontinued (US)

December 29, 2012

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Released (US)

August 1, 2012
March 16, 2012
September 1, 2010
June 19, 2011
July 19, 2011

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Announced (US)

June 27, 2012
March 7, 2012
September 1, 2010

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$299 USD
$99 USD
$99 USD
$99 USD
$79 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

Yes
Yes

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RoHS compliant

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EPEAT rating