For one, the unit can record from any video source directly to your SD card. Smartly, Doghouse Electronics included a timer to turn recording off after a specified period of time so that you can start a recording and come back when it’s complete. It can also output that video to a television. RoverTV is also compatible with TiVoToGo, so taking your TV on the road is doable with this beauty. It also has a built-in FM tuner that you can record from if you hear something that tickles your ear. You can view pictures while playing background music and can even read lyrics when playing back MP3 and WMA files. It’s not clear what formats other than MPEG-4 the unit supports for video. Either way, you’ll get 5 hours of video time and up to 14 hours of audio time with the rechargeable and replaceable Lithium-ion battery.
There are 2 models of the RoverTV PMP. The “Big Screen” features a standard 3.5 inch Samsung TFT screen with a resolution of 320×240 and costs $299. The “Wide Screen” features a wide-screen 4 inch Samsung TFT screen with a resolution of 480×272 and costs $349. Both units ship with ear buds, USB cable, wall charger and 3GB of storage in the form of one 1GB SD card and one 2GB SD card. With the cost of SD cards dropping almost daily, the RoverTV may just be worth a look.
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