Denon Introduces First Blu-ray Player as Part of New Line
The receiver lineup includes the world’s first Vista-certified model (AVR-4308CI), according to Jeff Talmadge, director of product development. All feature HDMI 1.3a connectivity, and most, he said, add 7.1 multi-channel capability.
Two new network-enabled A/V clients (ASD-3N, hardwired, at $179.99 and ASD-3W, wireless, at $229.99; available in August and September, respectively) have iPod command and control capability. They work with any A/V receiver or TV and provide access to existing home networks for audio, photo and Internet radio file streaming from connected devices.
Additions to Denon’s S-Series were also announced. The S-302 2.1 system ($1,599), succeeding the S-301, adds Wi-Fi and networking capability. DVD scaling to 1080p and a new GUI. The new S-52 ($699) and S-32 ($499) networked audio systems, with built-in iPod docks, permit wireless music streaming from various sources including Macs or PCs, and from Rhapsody’s subscription-based music service.