Overview: The Sony dash personal internet viewer (HID-C10)
connects to your broadband modem (minimum 2.5 Mbps recommended) via your home
Wi-Fi network and allows you access to music, photos, video, social networks,
e-mail, scheduling software, and many other free apps from chumby industries
on the 7" LCD touch screen.
Touch-Screen Monitor: The dash features a 7" LCD touch
screen with WVGA resolution, 800 x 480 pixels; it can stand up (tilted back
about 15° from vertical) or lay on its back (tilted up about 20° from
horizontal). The orientation of the display automatically adjusts when the
position is changed. Multiple items can be displayed on the Home screen (time,
weather, current audio stream, Facebook, news feed, etc), how many depends on
what Display Theme you choose. The display also has two different brightness
settings, Normal and Night Mode. Only the time is displayed in Night Mode,
synonymous with turning the unit off.
USB Port: The unit features a side panel USB type-A port;
audio, still photo, and video files can be accessed from a USB flash drive.
Built-In Speaker: The dash has built-in stereo speakers on
the front panel for playback of your music and other audio content. The speakers
are automatically muted when you plug in headphones.
Power Supply: The dash is powered by the included AC-EYM90
power supply. AC power is required; it's not a portable device and only a backup
battery is built-in.
Streaming: Through its touch-screen, you can browse many
popular websites on the HID-C10; you can instantly access a variety of
full-length movies, TV episodes, and videos from a large selection of
entertainment apps including Netflix (subscription required), YouTube, and more.
You can also access internet radio from providers such as Pandora and Slacker
Networking: Keep up to date with your email and social
networking using apps from Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail. View status updates
and new postings from your friends and family, or view email while you're in
the kitchen, bedroom, or living room. The dash viewer makes it easy to stay
connected in real-time.
Photo Sharing: The dash internet viewer conveniently loads
and displays your photos from online services such as Photobucket. The touch
screen user interface allows you to set effects, rotate photos, zoom, and play
or pause photo slide shows.
Video Playback: The unit's video player supports Windows
Media Video 9 (up to 1080p), Microsoft VC-1 (up to 720p), and MPEG 4.10/H.264
(up to 1080p).
Music Playback: The player supports MP3 (up to 320 kbps),
AAC (up to 192 kbps), and Windows Media Audio 9 (up to 384 kbps) formats.
Wi-Fi: The dash is compatible with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
networks using WPA, WPA2, and WEP Encryption.
Alarm: You can set up multiple alarms and wake up to a variety
of audio and video sources.
Chumby Industries: The dash viewer offers over 1,000 free
apps from chumby industries to deliver the entertainment you want including,
news, sports, traffic, weather, games, social networking, music, movies and