The 1080P Philips player has been poked and prodded by Chinese site PCOnline and here are the collected visual and translated textual highlights.
Read all after the jump.Appearance & Build
The SA075 is chalked up as being lightweight due to its all-plastic shell but with a finger-print heavy 4.3 inch touch screen.
The edges are peppered with buttons and holes, namely the lanyard hook, the power/lock switch, TF card expansion slot and the reset button.
Also present is TV-out, HDMI out, USB slot, audio out, a home key, volume control and speakers either side of the screen.
The back material is described by PCOnline as looking like a leather wallet or cigarette case. I’d say there’s a touch of old lady’s purse about it too (not a euphemism)Screen
The screen is a 4.3 inch 800 x 480 resolution, 16:9 wide screen touch TFT LCD widescreen with a wide viewing angle and a 16 million colour capacity.
PCOnline see potential in the display and UI but state that the current firmware is not mature enough to be as good as it can be and has a fair few bugs.
They do like the large icon display though, saying it reduces room for error.
At its highest brightness it has a natural and bright display but in low light situations the viewing angle doesn’t stand up so well.Video
The player supports RMVB, AVI, MKV, FLV, etc and offers playback up to 768p high-definition standards (1360 × 768 resolution) and has 720P HDMI output.
Tested with a 1280 x 720 RMVB video the playback was smooth, without any pauses, dropped frames or card-screen phenomenon and maintained a high picture quality and image detail.
They tried to use a variety of 1080P video files but to no avail, showing the machine can only support a maximum resolution of 768P.HDMI Output
HDMI allows 1080i/720p HDTV output, although the highest in the SA075 can only output 720P video.
It was tested on a 42 inch flat panel TV at 720P and the results impressed with no obvious distortion, colour integrity and a dynamic smooth picture.
The difference between composite and this performance was noted as a huge jump.Audio
The interface is described as ‘very beautiful’ which is encouraging.
It allows display of album artwork during browsing and has a detailed ID3 tag search and browse function.
There are also a variety of playback modes and EQs.
Regarding the sound level, across the board it was of a high standard but the sound field is moderate but with a great sense of space. Acoustic sounds suffered some loss of detail but highly compressed pop music was perfect.
A bug found in audio playback was problems with aac, wma and ogg file format playback.Additional Features
The only two noted are the FM radio and TXT reader functions. Both received a fair write up but displayed little of any interest.Summary
Overall the Philips SA075 was described as being really good looking, excellently designed and really good quality but is currently let down by the proliferation of bugs in the software.
The general feel is once the firmware is more stable it could be a great little PMP.