Nowadays, if some product (any product, really) doesn't offer full access to social media networks and the Internet, then it's not worth a second look. OK, OK, that might be a little exaggerated, but the people over at ViewSonic
seem to have given it much thought, because they've provided their brand-new NexTV VMP75 HD networked media player with pretty much every feature in the book.
The NexTV VMP75 network media player supports Full HD 1080p playback from external storage devices or streaming media from home networks and the Internet. Among the available Internet options is Netflix access
, while the player's iMedia feature brings a whole array of Internet entertainment to HDTVs with quick and easy links to media content from YouTube, Live365.com, SHOUTcast Radio, Flickr and more.
More importantly, the NexTV’s integrated web browser allows for Internet surfing and custom RSS feeds for instant news and world events of interest. Users can keep up with their friends through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and instant content and connections are never more than a click away, all through an intuitive user interface and full function remote control.
Full connectivity for the NexTV VMP75 includes HDMI, Composite, S/PDIF, USB and eSATA, with an easy network connection through an Ethernet port or via 802.11b/g/n with optional wireless adapter. NexTV also supports an external USB keyboard and mouse, which might prove to be particularly useful when wanting to update status profiles, for example.
“Imagine the Internet’s endless library of information and entertainment in the palm of your hand and displayed on your HDTV in the comfort of your living room,” said Josephine Chiu, senior product marketing manager, ViewSonic. “The NexTV VMP75 brings all of your favorite entertainment choices
directly into the heart of your home or office with easy and convenient play back or streaming to any HDTV. We’re delighted to be opening up the possibilities of digital entertainment to enjoy or share in full HD quality.”
The NexTV VMP75 has an MSRP of $149.99 and will soon become available for pre-order online, via the company's usual partners. Sadly, no word on the moment when the first units are set to arrive in users' eager hands. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is . Follow me on Twitter @AlexVochin.