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Suhit Gupta
06-30-2004, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.techjapan.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=370' target='_blank'>http://www.techjapan.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=370</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Kenwood is releasing this networkable AV amp in October that supports the playback of MPEG-1/2 and XviD for video, as well as MP3, WMA, and OggVorbis for audio ... But it is expensive - about $1,000 USD. Is this normal for a Kenwood amplifier?"</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/multimedia.jpg" /><br /><br />This unit is certainly one that impresses. It is an ethernet-enabled receiver and it is able to stream any MPEG-1 or 2 and XviD video, MP3, WMA, WAV, and OggVorbis audio file, as well as JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG stills from a networked PC and output them to your AV system. It also has a PC card slot for importing images off memory cards which is something I have found few receivers to offer. It also has an audio system called "Supreme", which replaces the high-end sound shaved off by many audio compression format. It has a wide variety of I/O jacks - input jacks featured o*n the unit are D4, S-Video, Composite, Optical digital audio, Coaxial digital audio, and analog audio; output jacks are D4, S-Video, Composite, and analog audio. It also features an internal AM/FM tuner. It will be out later this year and will cost a cool grand.