updated 11:55 am EDT, Thu April 26, 2007
MBCO 1Seg/MobaHO player
Japanese outfit MBCO has released a new media player, the MBR0501A. Perhaps more accurately described as a portable television, its main purpose is to display Japanese broadcast channels, whether they come through the 1Seg mobile format or through MobaHO. MobaHO is a digital satellite service that serves Japan exclusively, and offers video, audio and data channels. Notably, memory on the player (expandable through SD) allows DVR functions wherever an owner goes; MBCO claims that as much as 78 hours of MobaHO video can be saved to disk.