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Diamond Multimedia HD Media Wonder Review
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Written by Munk   
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Connected living is taking over, keeping up with the latest gadgetry can not only be costly but also time consuming. Setting up in home networks, media boxes, media PC's, and media servers can be a little daunting for most users. Diamond Multimedia has found a way to make checking out all your favorites videos and pictures as simple as plugging in your thumb drive or SD card and pressing play. The Diamond Multimedia HD Media Wonder has all the power of a typical HD device but is small enough to take with you on the go. Let's see if this little Media Wonder is as Wonderful as they say:

 

Provided by: Diamond Multimedia

Price: $43.83

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:


The Diamond HD Media Wonder Mini Media Player easily connects to any TV. Enjoy movies, music, photos and other media files stored on any portable USB hard drive or memory card.
  • Bring your digital media files to any TV
  • Small compact size easy to switch between TV's at home or on the go
  • Watch your downloaded movies or other digital media on your big screen TV with out burning to Disk

The Diamond HD Media Wonder Mini Media Player easily connects to any TV. Enjoy movies, music, photos and other media files stored on any portable USB hard drive or memory card.
 
Input interface:
  • USB 2.0 and compatible with USB 1.1
  • Card Reader SD/MMCOutput interface:
Audio:
  • Stereo left and right, S/PDIF coaxialVideo:
Video:
  • Composite (480I/576I max resolutions)
  • Component (480I/480P/576I/576P/720P)

Support photo formats:
  • JPEG, M-JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG.
Supported Audio formats:
  • Support Audio formats: MP3, WMA 
Support Video formats:
  • RM, RMVB, AVI, MPEG1(VCD), MPEG2(DVD), MP4.
Supported external memory cards:
  •  SD,MMC and hot-swappable
  • Connect with U disk or mobile hard disk    
  • Support USB and card insert at the same time, and can switch to each other

Conclusion:

Overall for the price there is little to compare to the Diamond Multimedia HD Media Wonder. If you were to double the price you would start to see other well known companies competing with their media boxes, at just $43 the Diamond HD wonder has no competition; this fact on its own make the HD wonder a very appealing option. Although you don't have network access or every codec on the planet supported it does do a bang up job with most of the well know codecs and the ability to pop in a flash media type of any kind and start streaming video , audio, and images make it an ideal choice for the low tech and business people of the world that need compact, easy to use, technology to suit their media needs.

Would I recommend this product? Well if your budget is in the $50 price range then yes, If you are looking for a fully immersive home theater experience with access to ever device you own then probably not. Overall it's a pretty awesome little product and worth your time if you are in the market for a new media gadget you can take anywhere.

Pros:

  • Price! 
  • HD Output
  • Compact
  • Great Menu System
  • Easy Setup

Cons:

  • No HDMI
  • Not Network Accessible



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