updated 04:35 pm EDT, Wed July 25, 2007
Denon ASD-3 Docks
Denon at its special event has revealed the AS-3 series of Network-Enabled clients. Two docks -- the Ethernet-only ASD-3N and 802.11g-based ASD-3W -- connect to any receiver, stereo, or TV set to stream audio and video from the user's local network; a remote control navigates tracks, and on TV setups provides a visual menu for browsing content. Dockable iPods can also attach through a special slot to share their media separately from other devices. The system recognizes metadata such as album artwork and doesn't rely on Denon AV equipment as the destination, the company says.
The ASD-3N arrives first due to its simpler networking features and will sell for $180 in August. Adding Wi-Fi to the ASD-3W places its release in September, when it will sell for $230.