Kid Rock is in the house for CES 2008! He put on a nice little show at at the GM Style Event for the introduction of the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1. Thanks to Vincent Nguyen over at Slash Gear for the video.
Logitech unveiled the Logitech® Squeezebox™ Duet network music system, extending
the promise of the award-winning Squeezebox products, which allow
people to access and listen to the music they love in any room of their
home. The new Squeezebox Duet system offers an innovative controller,
which includes a full-color LCD screen, and a compact receiver –
enabling people to wirelessly browse, select and play their digital
music on their existing stereo speakers anywhere in the home – even
when their computer is off.
With the Logitech Squeezebox Duet network music
system, music lovers can listen to their personal digital music
collection, Internet radio and subscription services on their
home-entertainment system in their living room, the stereo system in
their bedroom, even on the mini-system in their kitchen – anywhere they
have audio gear. And with the Squeezebox Duet controller, listeners can
control their digital music from the palm of their hand. Read more...
Jerry Del Colliano over at Audio Video Revolution has posted an interesting article about the music industry using High Definition DVDs. This would no doubt change the industry dramatically and revolutionize the industry. This would be so much bigger than the progression cassette tape to CD. Think about the entertainment options available with the storage capability of HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disk! What it comes down to is packaging not only the latest music release but also the music videos or behind the scenes footage in the recording studio or concert footage or who knows. All I know is Jerry, what a brilliant idea! Let's hope the music industry is listening, I mean reading.
I'm still dreaming of a one-format world where our audio and video can all be on one type of media and play on one type of player. That is, if it has to be on any media at all...
There's already been much written today about the Steve Jobs keynote, "Fun New Products" today but I thought this was worth sharing. CNET News has posted a video of Steve introducing the new iPod Hi-Fi, which brings you, in his words "home stereo quality" to your iPod.
The iPod Hi-Fi is a $349, portable speaker box with a built in amplifier and power supply. It can also run on 6 'D' batteries and charges your iPod through the dock connector. The built in iPod universal dock is compatible with any iPod with a dock connector and includes all the universal dock adapters you would need. The Hi-Fi also has a combined, analog 3.5mm and S/PDIF optical digital miniplug input on the back so it can accomodate the iPod Shuffle or any other MP3 player for that matter.
I've scoured Apple's web site but can't find any power output ratings
for the built-in class D amplifier although they continue to mention
the audiophile quality sound. The marketing copy reads very much like
Don't know how I missed this earlier in the week but Engadget has a great How-to on using your TiVo Series 2 receiver to stream music. I haven't tried this one yet but have a read and let me know how it works out for you. Full Story - How-to: Stream music through your TiVo