The ViewSonic VMP70 Media Player is yet another box in the quickly becoming crowded world of “direct connect” media players, however it does have have one big advantage over players such as the Western Digital WD TV, the price. Currently the unit is available for $98.99 at various retailers just in time for the holiday sales season.
The VMP70 is capable of playing your USB stored files while pumping out 1080p playback via HDMI and component cable options. It also comes equipped with an S/PDIF port for nice crisp audio and it supports a bevy of file types including DivX, Xvid, H.264 alongside some less used options: RM/RMVB, DTS, OGG.
The ViewSonic VMP70 MSRP is $129.99, however the $98.99 holiday pricing has already been spotted at various retailers. If you want a device connected media player at a cheap price this may be a great option to check out while sale supplies last. [Engadget]