Holy DAPs galore: MSI's Mega Players MP-529, 535, 536, 540, MV-566 Pro, 569, 571

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B. Dybwad|06.06.05

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Barb Dybwad
June 6, 2005 7:30 PM
Holy DAPs galore: MSI's Mega Players MP-529, 535, 536, 540, MV-566 Pro, 569, 571 image
Holy DAPs galore: MSI's Mega Players MP-529, 535, 536, 540, MV-566 Pro, 569, 571 image
MSI MP-535

Whoa, MSI, you've been busy — why release one product at a time when you can throw down seven? There's a whole lotta DAPpage goin' on here, so we'll try to sum up painlessly. The MSI MP-535 (above) has got a 20GB hard drive and line-in audio but no video playback support despite its curiously PMP-like design. Click on for the rest of the goodies.

Next up, the MP-529 (below) ? also sporting a curiously large proportioned screen for having no video playback. Motion JPG is all you get, folks, despite its 2.5-inch TFT LCD. Other specs: MP3/WMA/WMA DRM/FM tuner/voice recorder/12-hour battery life. Soft porn not included.

MSI MP-529

Onward to the MP-536 (below, right), a 5GB MicroDrive player with an SD/MMS slot and USB On-the-Go, and the MegaView 566 Pro (below, left), an update to the MV-566. The new version adds USB On-the-Go to the original, and supports MPEG4/DivX/WMV/JPG/BMP/GIF/MP3/WMA.

MSI MV-566 Pro, MP-536

More? Dear god, yes. Below is the MV-571, which comes with a choice of 20/40/60GB hard drive and a high-res 640 x 480 pixel 3.7-inch screen. It does MPEG1, 2 and 4 (ASF, AVI, MP4), DivX 3.11/4/5, Motion JPG, WMV9, MP3, WMA, Janus, AAC, WAV, JPG, and BMP. It?s also got an SD/MMC slot, USB On-the-Go, TV tuner (via docking station), audio/video recording, screen capture, FM tuner/recorder, and an optional Bluetooth module. It?ll go 3.5 hours for video playback, and 7 hours for audio alone.

MSI MV-571

The MP-540 (below) is yet another micro hard drive-based player with a 1.8-inch color screen TFT.

MSI MP-540

The very last of the line is the MV-569 (not pictured), with a 7-inch screen (800 x 480) that does MPEG4, WMV9, DivX, ASF, AVI, JPG, BMP, GIF ? and may possibly sport either WiFi or GPRS. GPRS, on a PMP? WTF?

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