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The UK version of the VMP75. Uses the Sigma 8654 chipset and is close in specification to the WDTV Live.
The hardware is very capable. The only HD-Audio standard missing is TrueHD passthrough and the chipset has the power to play everything. The Viewsonic players attempt to distinguish themselves in the range of on-demand content available. This UK version is advertised as being capable of BBC iPlayer (after a future firmware update).
The Viewsonic VMP74 is a well rounded player but is priced inexplicably high. The US version is half the price despite being identical.
|June 2010 3004 days agoLaunch Date |
Ranking 290/833 ?
Player Type Media Player (Sigma)
Chipset Family Sigma 865x (2009) ?
Chipset Model Sigma 8654 @ 0.5Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 3 /5 ?
Storage eSATA (1) USB (2)
Network 10/100 Optional Wi-Fi(n) ?
Size 132 x 101 x 28mm Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK
DVD ISO Yes Blu-Ray ISO Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)
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April 15, 2011 - 11:14
August 03, 2010 - 21:54
NOt really priced competitively @ £130 when compared to say £85 for the WDTV. If the use of the bbC iplayer is worth the extra money, and you are sure it WILL arrive on this platform, and wont arrive on others. It would be nice to have one box, including the hard disk and power supply
August 04, 2010 - 19:14
Fair point. We hadn't updated the price since it launched in the UK. At twice the price of the VMP75 us Brits are not getting a great deal.
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