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MSI Megaview 561 Portable Multimedia Player Review

MSI Megaview 561 Portable Multimedia Player Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Megaview 561 sports a 3.5 inch LCD, a 20GB hard disk, TV out and A/V recording capabilities, FM radio, DivX and MPEG4 support, a full featured photo viewer, USB 2.0 and much more...
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Mar 09 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Battery life and conclusions

The MSI Megaview 561 uses a small sealed Lithium-Ion battery pack rated at 3.7V 2200mAh which slides smoothly into the bottom of the hand grip on the right side of the player. The included AC adaptor is used for charging.

In our tests, battery life was adequate. Playing movies and video files, we experienced battery life of about 3.5 hours, while with music and radio playback (with the screen off) we got about 3.5 hours out of the unit. MSI claims playing times of 3 hours for movies, 8 hours for radio/MP3 and 7 hours for photo viewing.

Ultimately, the MSI Megaview 561 is a fairly well executed device, with some great design features and a multitude of capabilities.Throughout our testing we found the interface extremely simple and intuitive to use.

Reading the manual was virtually unnecessary, so kudos to MSI's designers for keeping it intuitive. A little more horsepower to play higher quality movies would have made it truly impressive as a multifunction device, but the Megaview 561 still shines as a portable video player.

The included tripod and remote were a nice touch, and raise the overall value of the unit, though relocating the IR port to the front of the Megaview 561 would have made it much more useful. The battery life of this unit was about 3.5 hours.

If we could suggest any improvements to this unit, they would be the addition of a dedicated contrast control for the LCD display, and the ability to continuously scroll with the directional joystick. Additional battery life would be a welcome improvement also, though the batteries are currently adequate.

If you want to view movies, television shows, video clips or listen to music on the go then the MSI Megaview 561 is a great choice. It handles a multitude of formats, can record from TV, radio and other A/V sources and is small enough to carry with you everywhere.

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Contents of Article: MSI Megaview 561
 Pg 1.  MSI Megaview 561 Portable Multimedia Player Review
 Pg 2.  First Impressions and Setup
 Pg 3.  Megaview 561 accessories and remote
 Pg 4.  Movie and Audio Playback
 Pg 5.  Video Playback and Recording
 Pg 6.  MP3 playback and audio
 Pg 7.  — Battery life and conclusions

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