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GoVideo To Sell Networkable DVD Player

From the press release:

Now more than 650,000 songs can be enjoyed by GoVideo Networked DVD Player users at the touch of a button, raising the bar for innovation and simplicity in home media servers.

Owners of the D2730 Networked DVD Player, and the D2740 model scheduled for introduction this summer, will now be able to view their personal Rhapsody library on the TV screen and enjoy their favorite music and Internet radio stations on any stereo or home theater system. Networked DVD Player users can effortlessly browse their personal Rhapsody library by artist, album, and song title, choosing from a growing library of more than 50,000 albums, and can also quickly review the custom radio stations and playlists they have created using Rhapsody.

GoVideo has optimized its StreamLinkâ„¢ Technology for UPnP-certified music services like Rhapsody and others. These new advanced and easy-to-use capabilities, developed in partnership with Digital 5, Inc., open new and exciting possibilities for accessing and enjoying music, movies and pictures throughout the home. No other Networked DVD Player on the market today offers this level of convenience.

Networked DVD Player Owners Can Download The Latest Version 3 Software

To download the latest Rhapsody-enabled Version 3 software for the D2730 Networked DVD Player, simply visit http://www.govideo.com/, access the Networked DVD Player page, and click on one of the “Version 3 Software” links. Follow the easy-to-use installation instructions, and after signing up for the free Rhapsody trial offer, begin enjoying one of the world’s deepest catalogs of legal online music.

GoVideo Owners Get Free 30-Day Rhapsody Trial Offer

GoVideo D2730 Networked DVD Player owners can sign up for a free 30-day Rhapsody trial by visiting http://www.listen.com/govideo. The Rhapsody music service is available from RealNetworks (www.real.com) at the low price of $9.95 per month.

Rhapsody is the #1 Internet jukebox service and offers unlimited access to a vast library of major and independent label music, with more than 650,000 tracks available for on-demand streaming and more than 575,000 songs available for purchase at the industry-leading price of 79 cents for any track. In addition to burning full albums or custom mix CDs, Rhapsody subscribers can build their own custom Internet radio stations, listen to professionally programmed stations, and browse extensive music information and editorial recommendations.

“When we introduced the world’s first Networked DVD Player last year, we focused on freeing the music, movies, and pictures that are trapped on the PC. Now our UPnP-enabled Networked DVD Player breaks new barriers, enabling legal, unlimited access to more than six hundred thousand songs,” said Jerry Barbera, GoVideo’s vice president of sales and channel marketing. “With our continued commitment to provide the GoVideo experience — innovation, simplicity, value, and support – in every one of our products, we believe the combination of our Networked DVD Player and Rhapsody will change the way people listen to their favorite music in the home.”

We’re pleased to be working with GoVideo to enable consumers to control and listen to Rhapsody in their living room and throughout their homes,” said Tim Bratton, general manager of wireless music delivery, RealNetworks. “Building UPnP functionality into traditional consumer electronics devices and providing access to content throughout the home is the next wave in digital entertainment. By integrating Rhapsody with GoVideo’s line of networked components, GoVideo has taken a major step forward in giving consumers access to 50,000 CDs directly through their DVD players.”

The GoVideo Networked DVD Player continues to garner awards and recognition, capturing the 2003 ‘Best of What’s New’ Award from Popular Science, in addition to an Editor’s Choice Award earlier last year. The Networked DVD Player won a Reviewer’s Choice Award from Sound & Vision, was chosen by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as a 2003 Innovation Award winner, and was selected by Home Automation Magazine as a Top 50 Editor’s Pick for 2003.

The Networked DVD Player is available now at Ultimate Electronics, Fry’s Electronics, Good Guys, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and BrandsMart USA, and online at PCMall, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, Buy.com, Dell.com, Outpost.com, iQVC, and Electronic Express.

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