updated 12:25 pm EST, Tue October 31, 2006
JVC DD-8 theatre system
JVC has debuted the DD-8, a home theatre system that can stream PC content, writes T3. Aside from playing DVDs and music CDs, an onboard network component allows you to browse files from a LAN-connected computer. Users unwilling to string Ethernet cable through their home can opt to use an added wireless router. Video can be upscaled to 720p through an HDMI cable. And though the DD-8 has only three speakers and a subwoofer, JVC claims it can support 5.1 surround sound. A companion model, the DD-3, lets cost-conscious buyers drop network and upscaling support. Neither system has been given pricing or release information.