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ATO readying High-definition video add-on for iPod


ATO plans to introduce a new version of its iSee video player that will be capable of playing high-definition video. Like the company’s original iSee 360 (shown right), the forthcoming device will feature a sleeve-like form factor, built-in LCD display, and the ability to play videos stored on an iPod’s hard drive. ATO said the HD player will be compatible with MPEG 4, Divx, HD.264 and other video formats. It is expected to sell for approximately $199 to $250, and will be released within the next five months, according to the company.

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The screen doesn’t look much bigger than what many think the next generation iPod video player will look like.  I think the Memorex has more potential.

Posted by Obadiah on July 27, 2006 at 2:18 PM (CDT)


I think Memorex would have more potential if their 8.5” screen was HD like this one.  Theirs screen looks less then half that size and it’s HD.

Posted by LilAlienD on July 27, 2006 at 2:39 PM (CDT)


well first of all the videos you’d have on your ipod aren’t hd to begin with so it doesn’t matter. and with screens this small I really doubt you could tell the difference.

Posted by jm on July 27, 2006 at 3:44 PM (CDT)


Actually… my videos are just shy of HD, 640 px wide.  Which does in fact make a difference when outputting the video to another screen/TV.  So a device like the Memorex screen would DEFINITELY benefit from a higher resolution then 480 px wide.

Posted by iScott on July 27, 2006 at 8:10 PM (CDT)


640 isn’t just shy of HD?

Real HD is either 1280x720 (720) or 1920x1080 (1080)

Posted by iank on July 28, 2006 at 4:32 AM (CDT)


First, I don’t think the above is the product.  Second, I don’t know how many of you fly coach, but I’d like a smaller device like this one over the clamshell DVD-esque offerings.  I had a portable DVD player once.  Hated it.  Returned it after my trip because it just was too awkward to use on a plane.  Not to mention the crappy battery life.

Posted by Gordy. on July 28, 2006 at 11:56 AM (CDT)


Obviously talking about a more standard HDTV/DVD 720p rip.

5G iPods couldn’t handle REAL HD in the first place.

Posted by LilAlienD on July 28, 2006 at 3:45 PM (CDT)


The fact that it doesn’t support any of the larger Gen 4 iPods and iPod Photos is going to be a deal breaker for many

Posted by Jackonicko on July 28, 2006 at 4:26 PM (CDT)


let’s hope it doesn’t end up like that Nyko iPod add on that turned any ipod into a video player.  Tehn Apple releases the video iPod which ends up making the Nyko video player pointless.

Posted by MatrixSJD on July 28, 2006 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

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