TransTechnology DVX-700 media streamer chooses Google Video over YouTube

20 March 2007 No Comment Mike Evans

TransTechnology DVX-700 M20n media streamer

TransTechnology have announced the TransTechnology DVX-700, a new all-singing all-dancing media streamer. The M0 version is armed to the teeth with a plethora of codecs and connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, DVI and Japan’s own HDMI equivalent D4, plus so much internal wizzardry, it’s almost a PC in its own right. In fact, it even comes with a USB keyboard!

One slightly odd feature, though, is its support for direct Google Video browsing and playback. Great feature, but who uses Google Video? And why choose Google Video rather than Google’s other more well-known (not mention more widely-used) video site YouTube?

More details of the TransTechnology DVX-700 M20 after the jump.

I did say the DVX-700 M20 was armed to the teeth, and I wasn’t joking. It supports WMV HD, MPEG-1/2/4, XviD, and WMV9 video, MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV (PCM) audio, and can play DVD-ripped ISO image files. Inside, it comes with a DVD player and its own removable hard drive, which can be transferred to your PC using an optional USB or IDE enclosure.

More impressively, it supports DLNA, which enables it to interface with any other DLNA-equipped device such as a mobile phone (Sony Ericsson are rumoured to have a number of DLNA-equipped phones in development for release later this year). With DLNA, you can stream your music or videos directly from your phone over to the DVX-700, which will then pump your tunes or your video onto your Hi-Fi or HDTV.

You can browse Google Video clips directly using the USB keyboard or remote control.

Released tomorrow in Japan for $264. I can’t help but feel this would have been much better if it supported YouTube rather than Google Video though. Maybe an update will fix this omission in the enar future?

[Source: Engadget]


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