At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Toshiba's gigabeat MP3 player offers a variety of entertainment options. Its 30GB hard drive can store up to five days of video, over 20 days of near-CD-quality music, or tens of thousands of photos. And pictures and video look clear and bright on the 2-3/8 color screen.Plug the gigabeat into your TiVo Series 2? DVR and transfer recorded TV shows to enjoy on the go. It's also compatible with download and subscription services such as Napster and AOL MusicNow, so you can augment your collection of MP3s and WMAs with fresh tunes. You can even hook up the player to your Xbox360? console and use your own music for video game soundtracks.A built-in FM tuner lets you enjoy programs live or record them for later. There's also an integrated microphone ? handy for recording lectures and presentations. And with a rechargeable battery that gives you up to 20 hours of playback on a full charge, you can watch videos and listen to music for hours on end.

The Specs

Display
Display type Color
Ports and Connections
USB Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Line Out No
Microphone input No
USB Host Adapter Yes
Firewire No
Supported Video Formats
H.264 No
DivX4 No
DivX5 No
mpeg1 No
mpeg2 No
MPEG4
  • No
  • No
XviD No
wmv Yes
Motion JPEG No
Supported Image Formats
BMP No
JPG Yes
PNG No
GIF No
Supported Audio Formats
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
WAV Yes
Audible No
OGG Vorbis No
Apple Lossless No
AAC No
AIFF No
WMA Lossless Yes
ASF No
FLAC No
Included Software
Rhapsody Yes
Itunes No
Included Software
  • Any PlaysforSure Web site
  • eMusic
  • Windows Media Player 10
Napster Yes

Performance

Performance
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB) 86.0
Crosstalk, Average (dB) -43.0
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%) 0.03
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV) -3.3
Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB) 3.3