twice connect

NAD Adds Wi-Fi Blu-ray Players

9/11/2009 10:32:32 AM Eastern

- Component-audio supplier NAD added embedded Wi-Fi, PC networking, 7.1-channel
analog outputs and embedded 1GB flash memory to its next generation of Blu-ray
players, which were unveiled here at the CEDIA Expo.

Like a current model that will be phased out, the two new
models conform to the Blu-ray Profile 2.0 specification. They are the $999-suggested
T577 and $1,999 Master-series M56.

Both products are the company's first networked devices, and
both feature wired Ethernet port and embedded Wi-Fi to stream BD-Live content
from the Internet. They also feature DLNA certification to stream audio, video
and photos stored on a networked PC.

Other features common to both include decoding of all
Blu-ray surround formats, playback of content from a USB 2.0 drive, 1080p
24/50/60Hz playback,  Deep Color and
xvYCC support, playback of DivX and DivX HD video, AVCHD playback, and 1080p up-scaling
via component and HDMI outputs. Other features include MP3 and WMA playback,
12-bit 148MHz video DACs, and 24-bit 192kHz audio DACs. Supported photo formats
are JPEG, GIF and PNG.

The model that is part of the flagship Master series adds
improved audio circuitry and Master-series cosmetics and build quality. The M56
uses premium parts, extensive shielding and advanced decoding, the company
said. A steel chassis and die-cast aluminum front panels help isolate
vibrations to deliver improved sound, along with vibration-damping feet. Disc
loading time is typically just a few seconds, the company added.

The M56 is available. The ship date of the T577 was

ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World

Scenes From Toy Fair

By Lisa Johnston

ADL Honors Morales, Bilas, Paull, Weedfald At Annual Dinner

New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s