Forget your usual mp3 player, nowadays people are looking for more than something to play music on, that why apple ipods changed and started being able to play videos and that's why so much more of these mp4 players are now popping out all over the place.
So far creative and specialist in portable media archos have taken the lead in the world of combining protability and the ability to watch movies on the go. But now this cowan brand are starting to produce some pretty fine mp4 players too.
This one looks very cool too, it has a sleek silver and reflective, glass like black covering, and is only 22 mm think. That just over 2 cm's.
The screen is big in comparison to the player size too and this is great as on some players have huge bodies but there screens are tiny little things situated on them, but this is not the case to this one and it looks fantastic.
Its high resolution 4 inch screen is fantastic. a lot of people might think that only 4 inches is just too small however after a few minutes of watching a film or program on this and you just totally forget about the screen size and get fully involved in what your watching.
Its high definition screen means you can watch high definition videos up to 1,280 x 720 without having to first change them to a lower resolution so that they will play. It has great black levels, and is clear and sharp too. Apples ipod just simply cant compete with the image quality of this screen, neither can creative players and this is even better than most of archos players out there.
This player can do so much things too, its not only a video player, but it can also record video from your tv as well by plugging It in via all the wires that comes with it.
Above that it can also handle the widest range of video formats iv ever seen in a portale media player it can play AVI, DivX, XviD, MP4, ASF, MKV, VOB, OGM, WMV 7, H.264, MPEG, DAT, and MTV.
Its also a great mp3 player too, surporting MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, OGG FLAC, Apple Lossless, AAC/AAC+, AC3, True Audio, Monkey's Audio, MusePack, WavPack, G.726, and PCM audio formats.
As well as this you can also record audio via the built in microphone and you can even listen to the built in radio this portable media player has, this is a great feature to have and one that a lot of mp3 players just don't have built into them, but I think they all should.
It also has an option to view photos and even an option that lets you look at documents which is also something iv not seen in a portable media player before
Altogether this is a great portable media player, it looks fantastic and it can do so many things, and it does everything to the greatest of quality as well.
The 'COWON A3' will be introduced with the Da Vinci chipset, and supports nearly all-current codecs such as the next generation H.264 codec. It can playback up to 1280x720 HD movies without first needing movies to be transcoded for it.
The attractive unit provides more detailed and clear picture quality through its 16 million-color LCD that features 0.108mm hi-fine pixel pitch for the very first time in a PMP unit. HD picture quality output is possible, and users can enjoy it on a large screen by connecting it to digital TVs using its TV out jack.
In addition, it supports worldwide mobile TV broadcasting such as DMB, 1SEG, and DVB-T. Users can view TV channels in high-def overseas according to its selectable options.