By >Tom LESKIN
AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player
I have to admit, at first I was confused about what this was, if it was a Chinese-made Google TV. While I’m not too familiar with the Chinese company, AMEX Digital, it seems they recently unveiled their newest product, the MP-G7, a media player powered by Android.
Specs-wise, the Slingbox-reminiscent MP-G7 runs an unspecified version of Android, sports a dual-core ARM processor, provides full HD video output via HDMI, supports USB peripherals like a keyboard and mouse, accommodates a 2.5-inch HDD, has WiFi, LAN, SD card support and plays back a bunch of different media formats.
One thing that I found interesting is that it can also run Android apps from its unofficial marketplace.
Although it’s unclear when it will hit the market, and a US Patent is pending, when available this Android TV media player will set you back about $200.
AMEX DIGITAL Introduces New > MP-G7 Media Gate Google ANDROID TV Media PlayerDetailed Product DescriptionProduct OverviewsMP-G7 is designed based on a DUAL CORE ARM Cortex CPU with Full HD Accelerator processing architecture which has optimized performance, power and area. In addition to the popular CPU core which is the central part for all decoding algorithms and providing maximum flexibility, MP-G7 also offers easy-to-use peripheral interfaces, such as USB devices, SD memory card interfaces. MP-G7 Integrated HDMI provides a full HD(1920x1080p) Digital A/V Digital Audio output and supports TV video interface such as Full HD Component out. With User Friendly on-screen-display, consumers can easily change and activate features / functions by using the ANDROID OS.
- DUAL CORE ARM Cortex CPU with Full HD Accelerator processing
- 16KB I-Cache + 16KB D-Cache
- Support dual channel DDR2- 800MHz DRAM
- Support NAND, NOR flash
- MKV, MKVTS2, H.264, VC-1, AVS, RMVB, MPEG-1/2/4, DivX 4/5/6, Sorenson, MJPEG decode up to 1920x1080p@30fps
- HQ de-interlacer & HQ scalar with edge smoothing
- JPEG decode 256Mp, 40Mp@