The Cowon A3

Ok, this sucks big time. Here’s a very, very interesting portable PMP that supports 720p playback, the Cowon A3, but it has two major problems:

No .mov video container support (even if they support the underlying format), and no AAC support. It’s like Cowon gives the finger to Apple. Truth is, Apple matters, and Cowon should start adding support for these formats.

The second problem is that it comes with a 800×480 screen instead of a 852×480 one, and this means that every 480p widescreen video viewed won’t fit in the that resolution (because of the wide aspect ratio), so these videos will always have to be resized.

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