Victor XA-HD500 comment: 0
| Thursday, September 15 (2005) 06:01AM | Posted by Austin Vaughan
|Hey, where have we seen this one before? Ah yeah, Rob's IFA report from just a week ago. This same player made an appearance under the JVC brand and was called the Alneo XA-HD500. It's branded as a Victor in Japan, but it's the same company (Victor Comany of Japan = JVC). Anyway, AV Watch has a nice collection of pictures for us today - see HERE. Unfortunately, The XA-HD500 is no more interesting now that it was a week ago. This is your basic 6gb audio player with a generic design and nothing fancier than MP3 and WMA DRM playback. On the product page - see HERE - they claim it can hold 3000 songs and play for 30 hours, but a small footnote reminds you that this is possible only with 64kbit WMA files.|
The XA-HD500 should be available in November and will come in 2 colors, gold and black. As Rob reported, the price may be as high as 350 Euro.