ViewSonic 4.3 Portable Media Player 8GB In Pink - £44.99 Delivered @ Zavvi

ViewSonic 4.3 Portable Media Player 8GB In Pink - £44.99 Delivered @ Zavvi

Found 12th Mar 2011
Good price for a cheap little player? 8GB on board flash memory with option to expand memory using MicroSD cards. Pink only. NOT TOUCH SCREEN! HD video out, Music, Pictures...

ViewSonic 4.3 Portable Media Player 8Gb - Pink

ViewSonic presents MovieBook VPD400: the next generation of the ultimate, all-in-one portable entertainment experience.

The choice is yours – watch HD movies, listen to music, view photo albums, read digital books or even record voice memos
Stylish and ultra thin, this pocket-sized device will keep you entertained, anywhere 4.3" super crisp, larger screen format with HD 720p, provides optimum viewing to share videos and movies with friends.

Simply hook up the MovieBook VPD400 to any PC or TV for full sized entertainment at home.

Wide range of video, photo and audio format compatibilities


Type - 4.3" TFT Active Matrix LCD
Resolution - 800x480
Contrast Ratio - 400:1 (typ)
Brightness - 300 cd/m2 (typ)


PC - Windows 98/2000/SE/ME/XP/Vista
Card Reader - Micro SD
Photo Formats - JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Video Formats - AVI, RM/RMVB, MP4, MOV, PMP, MPG, DAT, H.264, H.263
Audio Formats - MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG


NAND Flash Memory 8GB


USB - 2.0 Slave


Speakers - 0.2W (x2)


Voltage - 100~240VAC (auto switching), 50/60Hz (universal)


Temperature - 32ºF –104ºF (0ºC–40ºC)
Humidity - 85% (non-condensing)


Physical - 4.4" x 3.0" x 0.5" (113mm x 74.5mm x 13.8mm)


Net - 0.3 lb. (140 g)




ViewSonic VPD400 Portable Media Player, universal power adaptor (100V~240V), remote control with batteries, earphones, USB cable, AV cable, component cable, Quick Start Guide


1800mAH Li-Ion


Original Poster

Video here: but of black colour:…aHE

The 4.3” LCD display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution is the main feature of this 4.4” x 3” x 0.5” device. With its 8GB built-in flash memory plus microSD card slot, which expands storage space to 16GB, it’s sort of like a big memory stick with an HD screen.

Don’t be disappointed by the quality of the gadget’s demo, though. Tested out on both a Mac and PC, its potential was fully realised with a HD film playing on the device within minutes of plugging it in for the first time. It’s reassuringly simple to upload files; with no software to download, you just plug-in, drag and drop – and play. It then stores files in folders, which can be navigated using up / down and enter / back buttons on the side.

The VPD400 is compatible with Windows® 98/2000/SE/ME/XP/Vista and supports multiple audio and video formats (including subtitles): MP3, WMA, FLAL, OGG, AVI, MP4, MPG, H.264, H.263, FLV as well as image files: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, RM/RMVB and can either be hooked up to a TV via the AV-out port or watched with stereo sound using earphones (which are also provided along with a USB, AV and component cables).

Battery life isn’t bad either, providing 12 hours of audio playback and four hours of video playback (3.5 for HD-quality, 720p, video playback). In addition to all that, it has built-in microphone, voice recorder and USB 2.0 port and even ships with a dinky remote control.

Ok, it doesn’t have WiFi or Bluetooth; something that other PMPs often boast. And it also lacks touchscreen abilities. But in the attempt to have it all, the unassuming ViewSonic MovieBook VPD400 has ticked off affordability, simplicity and functionality. And you can’t argue with that.

Edited by: "exStudent" 12th Mar 2011

Looks a nice all in one setup, heat added.

not keen on the colour and wish the screen is bigger so neutral vote

800 x 480 'HD' video, how does that work out, then?oO


800 x 480 'HD' video, how does that work out, then?oO

Will outpu 720p via component cables.
Good price for a capable travel player. Some sites list MKV support.
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