|Patriot Memory PBO Alpine Media Player|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 11 June 2012|
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Patriot PBO Alpine Media Player Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Patriot.
Watching streaming content or downloaded multimedia files have replaced television broadcasts and movies on disc, especially for college aged viewers who own a SmartPhone device. The drawback to watching anything on an Apple iPhone or Google Android device is that the screen is small and sound is flat. Patriot Memory has created the PBO Alpine Media Player, capable of playing just about every modern video format across HDMI onto an HDTV or monitor at 1080p using the familiar Android 2.2 interface. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Patriot Memory PBO Alpine High Definition Media Player, and evaluates how well it performs compared to the competition.
The Patriot Box Office (PBO) Alpine media player is designed to deliver large-scale entertainment in a small package using a Fujitsu MB86M10 processor, and indeed it does. Perfect for the college dorm or start-up entertainment center, expect PBO Alpine to play practically every modern digital media file format without frame loss or stutter. If you're not big on downloading files for playback, PBO Alpine can also use its Android browser to stream shows directly from your favorite websites. Please join Benchmark Reviews as we test PBO Alpine against several high bit-rate video files and streaming multimedia.
PBO Alpine Features
The Patriot Memory PBO Alpine is the perfect choice for those looking for ultimate flexibility and functionality in a media player solution. Powered by an ARM926 processor and Android OS, the PBO Alpine will support full 1080p playback and offer's a wide range of connectivity options including HDMI and Component.
Providing out of the box entertainment, the Patriot Memory PBO Alpine will come preloaded with YouTube, iTV, iRadio, Picasa, and a mobile edition web browser. For enthusiast buyers, the PBO Alpine will offer support for user developed Apps that can be side-loaded for custom functionality.
The PBO Alpine will deliver full support for M-JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, Xvid, RealVideo, VP6, .MKV and surround sound/stereo decoders for Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS 2.0. For easy connectivity to all your media files, the Patriot Memory PBO Alpine will include a wired connection and seamlessly integrate in to your home network.