GigaBeat S30 Portable Media Player - Silver (2.375

by Toshiba

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Pros
  • High quality audio
  • Bright, sharp 2.4-inch LCD
  • Big, high-quality touch-screen
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Great audio quality
  • Captures video and still images
  • High-quality audio
  • High-quality audio
Cons
  • Navigation can be unintuitive
  • Only 30GB of storage
  • TV hookup requires $100 extra
  • Controls are sometimes confusing
  • Software lacks playlist creation
  • Menu navigation is cumbersome
At A Glance

The Gigabeat offers TiVo Series2 and Xbox 360 integration. Navigation could be more intuitive, however.

This player features Wi-Fi connectivity and a screen that’s big enough to watch video comfortably.

Doubles as a camcorder, plays video, and delivers top-notch audio quality. The numerous buttons can be confusing, however.

This basic multimedia player has a touchscreen, but it lacks efficient menus and the software lacks playlist creation.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MES30VW 500948 500705 D22048BL
Inventory Number 25287 30486 25079 25794

Display

Display type Color Color Color Color

Ports and Connections

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Firewire No No No  
Microphone input No Yes Yes  
Line Out No Yes Yes  
Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Host Adapter Yes Yes Yes Yes

Supported Video Formats

H.264 No Yes No No
DivX4 No Yes Yes No
DivX5 No Yes Yes No
mpeg1 No   No No
mpeg2 No Yes No No
MPEG4 No|No Yes|Yes Yes|Yes Yes|Yes
XviD No Yes No No
wmv Yes Yes Yes Yes
Motion JPEG No   No No

Supported Image Formats

BMP No Yes Yes  
GIF No No No  
JPG Yes Yes Yes Yes
PNG No Yes No  

Supported Audio Formats

AAC No Yes No No
Apple Lossless No No No No
AIFF No No No No
FLAC No No No Yes
WMA Yes Yes Yes Yes
OGG Vorbis No No No Yes
Audible No No No No
WAV Yes Yes Yes Yes
MP3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
WMA Lossless Yes Yes No  
ASF No No No No

Included Software

Rhapsody Yes Yes Yes Yes
Included Software Any PlaysforSure Web site|eMusic|Windows Media Player 10 MSN| CinemaNow|MusicMatch|Wal-Mart|Windows Media Player 10 WalMart|
Itunes No No No No
Napster Yes Yes Yes Yes

General Information

UPC Code     00690590507050 826487529045

Storage Media

SD card       Yes

Performance

Performance

Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB)

3.3 3.9 2.2 3.8
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV)

-3.3 -9.6 -2.5 -1.6
Crosstalk, Average (dB)

-43.0 -37.0 -78.0 -38.0
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%)

0.03 0.17 0.04 0.06
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB)

86.0 75.0 83.0 80.0