Samsung Releases The YH-999 Portable Media Center - UK

Samsung launched their multifunctional Portable Media Centre (PMC) Player, the YH-999, last Monday in the UK.

The eagerly awaited Samsung offering is the second in a series of Portable Media Centers due to hit the UK. The device features a 3.5" colour TFT LCD screen, video out capabilities and a built-in speaker for headphone-free viewing. The YH-999 plays Windows Media Video (WMV9) files at 320x240 resolution and 500kbps. The device allows for around 80 hours of recorded TV to be stored on its 20GB HD.

Photos can be downloaded instantly from a digital camera to the YH-999 and viewed immediately. The PMC can store up to 400,000 pictures in the 20GB of storage and users can also display their pictures on a TV in a slideshow accompanied by music via the video-out port.

Alternatively the PMC acts as a music player allowing users to store both WMA and MP3 music files, approximately 5000 songs can be stored to fill up the 20GB of storage. Recorded TV/Photos/Music is all transported onto the device via a high speed USB2.0 link.

The first PMC to hit the UK was the Creative Zen PMC. Neowin Reviewed this device back in November. We were impressed with the abilities of the device and the future of the PMC.

The device is currently on sale in the UK priced at £399.99, it's available from Dixon's in the UK. Expect a review to hit Neowin soon.

Screenshot: Samsung YH-999 PMC Head On

Screenshot: Samsung YH-999 PMC & Stand

View: More Information On The Samsung YH-999 PMC

View: Neowin Creative Zen PMC Review

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i still don't get why all these portable media centers have 4:3 screens....might as well put a coax input on it so i can watch analog cable...


what do they honestly expect you to watch on it? home movies?

it's gonna be tv shows and movies, they know it, we know it.

most tv shwos and movies are all in 16:9. (when i say 16:9, i mean widescreen in general)

makes absolutely no sense to keep the screen in 4:3.

if anything, you leave the screen 16:9, and just have a 4:3 output option with black bars on the side. simple.