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integrated digital media player

A phrase that is becoming more commonly used to describe a new generation of LCD monitors that have a built-in digital media player. This feature enables users to copy a movie or music to a USB flash drive, which can then be plugged into the monitor's USB port, allowing you to watch the media right from your monitor, instead of booting up your computer system to play the media. This feature is increasing found on new monitors that offer HDTV and wide-screen viewing ratio.

See also "LCD Versus Plasma" in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia.







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