Consumer electronics company Helios announced today a low cost DVD player which upscales both regular DVDs and also video files in a variety of formats. The new Helios H2000 is set to appear in August for $99.
The Helios H2000 upscales to 1080i resolution DVDs as well as MPEG-4, XviD, DivX and MPEG-2 via component, HDMI and VGA connectivity. The player can also output an unprocessed 480i/576i video signal and allow a TV or external video scaler to do the upscaling. It even includes support for the VobSub subtitle format in case you like to download and play foreign films.