Onda VX797 HD Media Player
Before I left for Japan (those posts coming soon), I went with a friend in search for an iPod for him. Somehow both him and I wound up coming home with the Onda VX797 media player.
Since I got the player my hard drive has been filling up with movies. Video formats supported include AVI, RM/RMVB, and FLV. It can play HD movies at 720P.
I have to say watching movies on the plane made my trip seem much shorter.
Threw in a few mp3′s, but not too many, because with all my movies I didn’t want to take up too much of the player’s 8GB space. An external microSD slot is also available to extend to an overall max of 40GB.
Images look pretty nice on the 7″ screen but it does not have an accelerometer to detect tilt movement. So how much did this set me back? Well the decision was made over a span of 2 days. The first day I saw the player it was priced at $1250 (~$160USD), and I didn’t think twice about buying it. Second day it dropped to $1050 (~$135USD), and I started pondering. My friend was already sold on getting one, so I asked the lady to lower the price if I bought one too. She agreed to $950 (~$120 USD) each and the deal was made. It’s all about nickel and diming here.
Full player specs here