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    Viewsonic NexTV VMP75 Provides Media and Web to HDTVs

    Viewsonic has just announced the NexTV VMP75, a slim and sleek alternative to portable rivals such as Apple TV. Despite its diminutive nature and low price, the VMP75 allows you to stream content directly from popular online services such as YouTube, Live365, ShoutCast and Flickr, and even offers direct access to the Netflix streaming platform, provided you have a subscription set up. This means entire catalogs of movies and TV shows can be viewed directly on an HDTV without any further equipment.

    Viewsonic NexTV VMP75 Provides Media and Web to HDTVsThe device also features an integrated web browser for surfing and social networking, and comes with a full-sized remote control. What’s more, it can support wireless keyboards and mice, so users needn’t fumble around with clumsy on-screen controls.

    Viewsonic NexTV VMP75 Provides Media and Web to HDTVs 2In addition, the Viewsonic NexTV VMP75 offers access to all the latest formats and codecs as well as DTS and Dolby sound, which can be streamed over a wired network using the built-in Ethernet port (though those who prefer wireless will need an additional adapter).

    Viewsonic NexTV VMP75 Provides Media and Web to HDTVs 3A range of connectivity includes HDMI 1.3 for up to 1080p playback and USB/eSATA for attaching devices directly, along with optical audio and a composite connection for older screens. The VMP75 should be available from July with a sticker price of US$150, but is currently available for pre-order at Amazon for $129.99.

    Published on Jun 18, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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