Over at eHomeUpgrade they have posted on a cool new DVD Player that will be released in Japan, and hopefully later in the US. The main appeal to me is that the AVeL LinkPlayer will play WMV9 content at 1280×720! Not only that it will play DivX, Xvid, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. On the audio side it will be able to play AAC, MP3, WMA, PCM WAV, and OGG. It will also support images, file formats include JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG and resolutions of this can be a max of 2048×1532!
The ports on this device also look very nice. Including DVI outputing at 1080i/720p/480p/480i, S-Video, and Composite. And, of course, it features a 10/100 NIC and 802.11b/g.
From the looks of this device it will be a winner, we should also start seeing more device that support the same basic features because this device should be using the EM8620L Series processor from Sigma Designs.