Sony HD Video Walkman Bound For Europe

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Touted as the first HD Video Walkman, Sony’s GV-HD700E is aimed at filmmakers or anyone else who needs to be able to play HDV and/or DV tapes out in the field.

Key features:

* Format: HDV / DV SP / DV LP
* LCD panel: 7.0 inch (16:9 widescreen)
* Panel resolution: 1,152K dots 800(H) x 480(V) x 3RGB
* All-scan function
* User-assignable LCD setup profiles: 6 (settings for Brightness, Colour Level, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour, Phase)
* Inputs:
- i.LINK (HDV/DV)
- Video (RCA x1)
- Audio (RCA x2)
- S-Video
* Outputs:
- HDMI
- i.LINK (HDV/DV)
- Component HD/SD (Special D)
- Video/Audio/S Video (AV Multi-connector)
* USB
* Memory Stick Slot
* Headphone jack
* Stereo speaker
* Battery: InfoLITHIUM L / M series
* DC power in

It’ll play back video up to 1080i resolution even though the screen is 800×480. So it’s technically a high-definition player, but only if you hook it up to a TV using the HDMI or special component connection.

The GV-HD700E will be available in Europe sometime in September. No word on pricing or a stateside release, but I’d suspect that something similar would be offered here shortly after the European version ships.

Sony GV-HD700E HD Video WALKMAN [Mobile Whack]

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