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GoVideo D 2730 Networked Progressive-Scan DVD Player

GoVideo D 2730 Networked Progressive-Scan DVD Player

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  • Full-featured DVD player with built-in PCMCIA network slot for instant access to streaming media from your PC or home network
  • Compatible with DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and MP3/WMA music CDs
  • Dolby Digital and DTS digital outputs; Dolby Digital 5.1-channel decoding for wider compatibility
  • Progressive-scan component-video outputs for seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • Upgradeable onscreen "skins" and internal firmware; dedicated headphone jack fosters private listening


Early Adopters Pick: July 2003. This is the world's first consumer electronics component featuring advanced DVD functionality that enables users to stream audio, images, and video from the PC to the TV at the touch of a button on the remote control.

Finally, there's a home-entertainment device that integrates PC entertainment with traditional audio/video sources. GoVideo's slim and stylish D2730 is not only compatible with a wide range of physical media, but it comes with a rear-panel PCMCIA slot for either wired or wireless networking with a desktop or laptop PC--it even comes with wired networking card. Now you can easily stream audio, images, and video files from the PC through to the TV at the touch of a button. The unit streams JPEG images, MP3 and WMA audio formats, and MPEG1 and MPEG2 video formats. Compatible physical media includes DVD-R/DVD-RW, video CD, Kodak Picture CD, and MP3 and WMA CDs.

The D2730 comes equipped with a network card for wired home networks, allowing instant out-of-the-box set-up and use. Just open the box, install the D2730's server software, hook it up to the TV and an Ethernet-capable PC or networked PCs, and start enjoying its innovative capabilities. If your home isn't networked yet, the unit still operates as a full-function DVD player. And the player operates wirelessly, too, using an optional wireless 802.11b (16-bit) network card.

An intuitive graphical user interface simplifies operation, ideal for novice and technically proficient users of both DVD players and computers. User-upgradeable onscreen "skins" give operation a personalized look and feel, and the unit's upgradeable firmware ensures that you'll be ready for future DVD formats, too. A headphone output with a dedicated volume control facilitates private listening--perfect for tuning into Internet radio in the living room while the rest of the family reads or sleeps.

Top-of-the-line component-video outputs (switchable between progressive-scan and interlaced) help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television. Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the D2730 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver, and--in case your existing receiver is merely "Dolby Digital ready" (with multichannel RCA analog inputs), the D2730 decodes Dolby Digital 5.1 to six discrete analog signals (left, center, right, left/right surround, and subwoofer).

What's in the Box
DVD player, full-function remote control, 2 AAA batteries, wired Ethernet adapter (PCMCIA), installation CD-ROM (PC system software), onscreen user interface skin, stereo analog/composite-video interconnect (3 feet), user's manual, warranty information.

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