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portable media player (PMP)

The portable media player was developed specifically for mobile TV.

It is optimized for TV and sound playback and features a larger display

, with a screen diagonal of 10 cm to 15 cm, compared to TV phones, which are limited to 7.5 cm. In addition, the screen resolution in Wide-QVGA with 480 x 270 pixels

supports 16:9 format.

Freescale Gigabeat portable media player, photo: mygigabeat

Freescale Gigabeat portable media player, photo: mygigabeat

PMP players such as the Playstation portable (PSP) use flash memory or a hard disk of about 20 GB and can record TV shows received on the go. This turns the PMP layer into a personal video recorder

(PVR). In addition to direct playback or storage of TV shows, there is also the option of podcasting and vodcasting.

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Updated at: 19.02.2008
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