expired Kaiser Baas - Personal Media Player - JB Hi-Fi Factory Scoop was $169 NOW $95

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Sleek, ultra slim, portable design personal media player with 8" LCD, 4GB on-board memory and ability to decode and playback 1080p video.

Perfect for ‘on the go’ with its sleek, ultra slim, portable design and a rechargeable Li-ion battery, take your media files with you and watch them on the in-built 8 inch HD LCD screen. Consisting of a massive 4GB on-board memory, it has the capability to decode and playback quality video footage up to 1080P.

The unit supports a large variety of audio and video formats such as Divx, MKV, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and FLAC files. Also supported are a range of picture formats such as JPG, BMP and PNG and includes an integrated slideshow functionality with music. Ebooks in text format are also supported.

Your Kaiser Baas Personal Media Player contains a video output which enables you to play your media files on the TV. Multiple storage mediums such as SD cards, USB memory sticks and USB hard drives are handily interchangeable with the unit to extend its capacity.

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  • +1 vote

    Anyone used this before looks like a deal on paper :)

    After some research it looks too good to pass up !

    $95 dollars poorer now

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    Bit odd on the displays resolution - 1280 x 768, playback 1080P, and output 1080i.

    Doesn't tell you what outputs it has either. Pass.

    8.0 inch HD LCD – 1280 x 768
    4GB on-board memory
    Rechargeable Li-ion battery
    Ability to decode and playback 1080p video
    Support for various audio formats
    Support for various picture formats
    Built-in speaker and support for stereo headphones
    Support for 720p and 1080i video output
    Support for multiple storages mediums such as SD card, USB memory stick and USB hard drive (external power required)

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      According to the manual: http://support.kaiserbaas.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Artic...

      "HDTV output – Using the provided component cable, you can output the device to your TV set"

      So component AV out.

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        Silly me for not downloading their manual when looking for common specs.

        Does look like a really good price for what it basically covers.

        Another oditty is in their manual it refers to it as "WiFi Media Player" down the bottom, yet I can see no further reference to WiFi.

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          Hi Snuke. It looks like the odd numbered pages say 'wifi' and the evens 'personal'. I'd hazard a guess that its a manual typo as opposed to this device being wifi. They do make a wifi media player (HD>player>TV) http://www.kaiserbaas.com/kaiser-baas-product-page/wifi-devi... and perhaps the PDF manual is similar.

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          Thanks I noticed that later when I went back onto their site.
          It's all a bit of a mess.

          I hope it is not representative of the actual product which looks good for this price.

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    Anyway to avoid the $9 delivery charge?

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      drop in to your nearby JB or HN for price match.

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        ordered it from officeworks for $99 delivered. Wanted to pick it up but they had no stock at any stores - called up JBHiFi, HN and Officeworks. As far as I can tell there is no way to avoid paying for delivery on this item…

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      I called up three branches in Brisbane and they didn't know what I was talking about when I mentioned this product.

      I stuck to the online order.

  • +1 vote

    I'm not sure if anyone still considers 4GB "massive" anymore though. Good thing it's got expandable storage.

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      Q. The device is not detecting my USB memory stick that I have
      connected.

      A. The maximum capacity of USB memory sticks is 32GB.

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    The specs in the manual doesn't specify mkv. Will it really support mkvs?
    Video decoder – MPEG-1/2/4, Real Video, Divx, Xvid, MJPEG, H.264
    Video formats – TS, TP, RM, RMVB, AVI, MPG, MPEG, VOB, DAT, M2TS,
    MTS, MP4
    Video resolution – MPEG-2/4, H.264, Divx, Xvid – 1080i/1080p,
    RMVB – 720p
    Subtitle Support – sub, srt, rt, txt, smi, ssa, aqt, idx, mks
    Audio decoder – MP3, MPEG, PCM, COOKER (64.1Kbps), AAC, FLAC,
    WMA, WAV
    Image format – BMP, JPG, JPEG, PNG

    I wonder what the biggest HDD it will support? Looking at this unit for the car to keep the kids entertained.

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      THEIR FRONT PAGE DOES SAY - The unit supports a large variety of audio and video formats such as Divx, MKV, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and FLAC files.
      http://www.kaiserbaas.com/media-players/personal-media-playe...

      It seems that they have not thought out their literature / specs listing very well.
      A bit concerning.

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        Cool, thanks. Didn't see the Kaiser Bass page. Only read the user guide and JB's page and thought that maybe JB might have got it wrong.

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          edit, wrong reply

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    Understand this is ozbargain and all, but I think spending the extra $ on a tablet might give you more value.

    • +3 votes

      We have found that most of the cheap Android tablets struggle to play 720p and 1080p is virtually unplayable.

      • +1 vote

        Fair enough, make sure you tick the representative box when you comment :)

        • +1 vote

          Well strictly speaking he doesn't have to because the rep box is for JB Hi-Fi, not Kaiser Baas. He's further up the selling chain.

      • -3 votes

        can your tablet surf on internet? play games? use android apps? if it can, i will be really interested. if it can NOT, how dare you compare a simple media player to a true android tablets? remember, a tablet can do much more than a "media player".

        • +1 vote

          You will find that most Android tablets, especially at the lower end of the market, does not have support for a variety of different video and audio formats. Most times you have to convert the files into something the tablet will accept. With our media player, you don't have to any converting as it will play all the known video formats including 1080p resolution.

  • +3 votes

    Hi everyone, I look after technical support on all our products. Regarding the supported res, the device will handle video up to 1080p. It has component output so when playing on a TV it supports up to 1080i. The resolution of the 8.0 inch screen is 1280 x 720. It has 4GB on-board memory and it can accept an SDHC card up to 32GB. It has a 4 hour battery life on a full charge. It takes around 2 to 4 hrs to recharge. It accepts most video and audio formats included MKV and FLAC files -

    Video decoder – MPEG-1/2/4, Real Video, Divx, Xvid, MJPEG, H.264
    Video format – TS, TP, RM, RMVB, AVI, MPG, MPEG, VOB, DAT, M2TS, MTS, MP4
    Video resolution – MPEG-2/4, H.264, Divx, Xvid – 1080i/1080p, RMVB – 720p
    Subtitle – sub, srt, rt, txt, smi, ssa, aqt, idx, mks
    Audio decoder – MP3, MPEG, PCM, COOKER (64.1Kbps), AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV
    Image format – BMP, JPG, JPEG, PNG

    Thanks
    Hasan Coskun
    Technical Manager

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      Thank you. What is the biggest HDD it will accept?

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        Our manufacturer has quoted 1TB but it has to be a powered drive (with its own power source), not a USB powered one.

        • +1 vote

          Hi. will it play a USB powered one at all (if the KBPlayer is running off mains)? Or only a USB stick? Can you give us some clarity on specs for the USB please KBHD?

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      Thanks Hasan, I am looking forward to this :)

    • +1 vote

      What file systems/formats can it read from? e.g, Fat32, exFat, NTFS?

    • -1 vote

      herp derp

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      How good are the speakers?

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        I only see one so i guess it's mono?

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    I'd be interested to know if it only outputs in Component, or can output standard AV/RCA (ie. red/white audio and yellow video).

    I'm thinking this would be a good device to hook up to a tv in a hotel whilst travelling to watch a movie.

    I also assume it can output video whilst charging.

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      I'm thinking much the same. Also this would provide a screen for an audio set up (HDD>KB Player>amp) to run music. Fan of the FLAC codec so that's a plus and could move away from my current set up of computer to amp for muzak.

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      It includes a component cable only and yes it will continue to work as normal when charging the battery.

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        Thanks for the reply.

        So a standard AV to 3.5mm cable would not allow this to output via RCA, meaning I could not connect it to most older style hotel TV's?

        I'm looking for an alternate solution to my Ipod that I currently connect through AV.

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        Hi KBHD,

        Can software be loaded onto the gadget such as a music player? And if not how does the built in music player display files?

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    So does this player support full 1080p output via composite cable to FullHD TV? or the maximum quality of composite output is 1080i?

    • +1 vote

      Composite is only capable of 576i.
      This has component which has a max resolution of 720P or 1080i

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    How good is it at playing full mkv rips?

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      It can handle full 1080p MKV files with subtitle and multiple audio language support.

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        Sorry I don't understand…unless it is downscaling content how can you claim it displays 1080p content on a 1280x720 screen?

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          It will not reject video files with a 1080p resolution. It will play them and downscale to 720p when playing on the device and 1080i when output via component to a TV. Other portable media player type devices we have seen will not play 1080p files.

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        Hi - Can you please answer my questions above?

  • +3 votes

    I've had two of these players for about 8 months now.
    They are good devices for the price you pay. Video playback support is great. I'm yet to come across file that can't be played. 1080p mkv - easy. Unlike pretty much all Android tablets which struggle with high bitrates. The screen is very good (high res) and no glare (good for car). Viewing angles are not that great, but being portable player it is fine. It is also very light and feels solidly built considering it is 100% plastic.
    Note that battery does take long time to charge (just like Kaiser Baas rep said - 2-4 hours to charge for ~4 hours of playback).

    @cornbeef, you cannot install anything on this thing. The music player shows files just like the video player does - file explorer. Very basic music support - I only use it for Video anyway.

    The built in speaker is rubbish (good for kids in quiet room) but sound is fine when using headphones or line in on stereo or car.
    The only other functions it has are Photo Viewer (it has Photo Frame slideshow mode as well) and e-book (but very limited and basic - I never use it).

    For more info or to see it in action just Google for: Gadmei P82, Aluratek Cinepal APMP101F or ViewSonic MB-P801 (they are all identical). Player uses Amlogic chip, as used in set top boxes - hence great Video playback but chews through battery in 4 hours.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C2JY3arRts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCr9IYFzAn0
    http://es.aliexpress.com/product-fm/469439190-p82-Free-Shipp...

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      Walter you are a gentleman. Thanks.

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    Bought 1, thanks! +

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    got mine delivered today. Seems to be a pretty good value for money media player. I'd say way better than an Ipod touch. Plays any and all files I've thrown at it. Very easy to add extra storage via usb drive and an SD card slot. So u can have 32GB + 32GB + 4GB for a total of 68GB on the go. Only criticism is that the battery seems to get used up pretty darn quickly when watching videos on it. Def too big to fit in a pocket which makes it more like something u would have to carry around in a bag, although I went for a walk tonight and carried it in my hand and it wasn't too bad.