I am a newbee and looking to buy a player a PMP that can easily play MKV's, AVI's, and TS files up to 1080p. Touchscreen is not totally important but would be nice. I definitely need HDMI out. Also do any of the players play video from an external USB source? Basically use it like a media player, but with a larger capacity drive.
I am thinking Ainol 8000 or 9000, but I am not really familiar with any of these brands.
Ainol is able to play files up to 1080p. It has HDMI port. USB OTG (On-The-Go) also is there, so you can connect an external file storage device, such as a flash drive or hard drive through USB and watch your favorite movies.