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MP4 player with various emulators

October 25th, 2007

This is my first post on this blog, so let me introduce myself. My name is Didrik, and I’m a Gameboy musician under the name nitro2k01. I also have my own blog, called Gameboy Genius. The other day I asked Jeremiah if I could post my geeky net findings here. Now, back to my post.

I stumbled upon the JXD 301 MP4 player. (MP4 is not a typo for MP3. MP4 is a video format, and accordingly, this is a video player.) The JXD 301 plays all common audio and video formats, and has a high contrast LTPS display and a builtin speaker which is amazingly clear for a unit of this small size. It also has two headphones jack as opposed to the regular one. It’s still unknown to me whether they can be controlled separately from software though. (Which would make it even more interesting, having 4 sound channels in total)

But what makes it interesting to me is that it ships with emulators for a large number of oldschool consoles. (NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive, Gameboy Classic, Gameboy Advance and Neo Geo) It sports a powerful Blackfin CPU clocked at 600 MHz and has an upgradeable firmware.  At a price of $126.50 this could be a serious rival to the GP2x, if it can attract a devoted community of homebrew developers and users.

If you’re interested in buying it, you can do so from MP4Nation.com who have also made a demonstration video, that you can watch here.

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