Sony unveils DVD Walkman with detachable LCD

Sony on Thursday unveiled its DVD (digital versatile disc) Walkman, the D-VM1, which allows users to listen to music or watch movies using a detachable LCD (liquid crystal display) screen.

The D-VM1 consists of a compact DVD/CD player and a separate 3.5-inch TFT (thin film transistor) color LCD, which is controlled using its Jog Dial control system. The player can be connected to a television for viewing at home.

The DVD player unit measures 150.2 millimeters wide by 32.8 millimeters high by 167.7 millimeters deep with 332 grams, and the 200,000-pixel LCD component weighs 165 grams.

The six-hour battery provides up to four hours of replay when the LCD panel is used, according to Suzuyo Suzuki, a spokeswoman for Sony.

The D-VM1 can replay the following formatted discs: DVDs, DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs that have been recorded using video mode, video CDs, music CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs that have been recorded in video or music formats.

The company will roll out the product on Nov. 21 in Japan at the price around 100,000 yen (US$849), and within the same month, plans to ship it to other Asian countries. Shipments to Europe and North America are expected to begin during the second quarter next year, Suzuki said.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Kuriko Miyake

PC World

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?