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I-O Data's networked AVeL LinkPlayer DVD player

Peter Rojas
I-O Data AVeL LinkPLayer

Gateway, KiSS Technologies, and a couple of others have had a few of these out for a while now, but I-O Data has a new networked DVD player of their own coming out, at least in Japan. The AVeL LinkPlayer has that fancy 802.11g WiFi that's being put into everything these days and over a home network can wirelessly stream MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, XviD, and WMV9 (which is Microsoft's new high-definition video format) video files and MP3, AAC, WMA, and Ogg audio files that are stored on your PC's hard drive. Whether it can also playback DVDs with DivX and WM9 video files burned onto them is a little less clear, but we're guessing not. But even better, the LinkPlayer sports a USB 2.0 port for attaching an external hard drive in case you can't be bothered to stream things over the network.

[Via Akihabara News]

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