Posted Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 07:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
Sherwood’s R-904N NetBoxx is a media portal and 7.1 channel receiver in one.
Featuring a great number of options for media streaming such as Cinema Now, YouTube, SHOUTcast and MediaMall’s PlayOn service, the feature set is quite impressive.
The look is slim and stylish, not like a typical A/V receiver at all. The change in look, according to Sherwood’s Marketing VP Jeffrey Hipps, was inspired by a move by consumers. “Use of physical media is declining and being replaced by content obtained through streaming or downloads,” said Hipps. “This led to our taking a fresh look at what an audio-video receiver should be, from its function to its form factor.”
The NetBoxx may look different, but its feature set sounds familiar. Supporting audio formats such as Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as myriad other audio and video codecs, the Netboxx is a very capable device. The NetBoxx features seven 100 Watt RMS amplifier channels and 24-bit D/A converters. On the video side, a digital media processor based on DaVinci technology processes the picture.
When it hits retailers later this month, the Sherwood NetBoxx will be priced at $649.95
Source: Sherwood (.doc file)
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