Industry Needs to Make Better PMPs!!!
I have a question: Why is the portable media industry so obsessed with "pocket sized" HDD PMPs?!
I travel A LOT and need a video player on the plane to help keep me distracted -- to help me forget that my fat butt is crammed like a sardine up in the Unfriendly Skies. But most PMPs have only a 3-4" screen (iPod Video, Creative Zen Wide, etc., which are too small for nice viewing on a plane). And there are only a couple 7" options -- Archos comes to mind here.
My question is really this --
There is a HUGE market for Portable DVD players -- you know the ones with the flip up screens that play actual DVDs. I have one like this that I use on the plane. But because most of my trips are very long -- 14 hours or more -- I need to carry extra batteries, both for the unit and the powerful headphones, PLUS two or three cases of DVDs for extended trips. That means that my carry-on bag -- JUST FOR MY VIDEO OPTIONS -- is very large!
I want a hard drive based portable media player that has a minimum of 160 Gig and a minimum 7" screen.
It can be as large as my current portable player -- imagine how cool that would be, I could just carry a PMP that size and it would be large enough to house a massive hard drive, EXTRA battery space for super-long battery life, all kinds of space for extra stuff. With something like this, I would not need to carry so many extra external batteries or cases and cases of DVDs -- it would all be in one cool unit! (And to think of it, a FLIP UP screen would be PREFERABLE because it wouldn't get so scratched up!)
If the industry is selling so many portable DVD players, why hasn't it seen the market that I am talking about -- a market that says it wants:
7"+ Screen size
Massive HDD space (250 Gig would be even better)
Easy file transfer options
All video and music protocols
I don't need a pocket player -- I need a really good one for the plane! And, obviously, so do a LOT of other people: Just look at the sales of portable DVD players!
Can CNET help get this ball rolling!! I NEED THIS!!!
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