Sherwood Takes Internet Streaming to CES

AV gear maker Sherwood America has taking the wraps off its showcase items for this year’s CES show, including a new AV receive that supports the new HDMI 1.4 3D standard, and a tabletop device that combines a streaming Internet radio, and iPod dock, and a net-enabled picture frame.

Sherwood iNet-2.0 iPod Dock/PhotoFrame/Internet Radio

First up, the RD-7505N A/V receiver is one of the first units on the market to support the new HDMI 1.4 3D standard, so folks who want to get completely pre-prepared for high-def 3D releases of Avatar now know what kind of gear they’ll have to buy. The RD-7505N has three inputs with repeater and a single HDMI output for connecting a a big screen; the system also supports 7.1 audio with 110 watts of amplification per channel, and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Lossless audio. The RD-7505N can also handle streaming audio and video from the Internet without a PC—latching onto a home network using either a wired or wireless connection—and is UPnP and DLNA complaint for tapping into media around the network as well as sources like Hulu, youTube, Shoutcast, CinemaNow, and other sources via Verismo’s VuNow Internet access module. Expect to see the RD-7505N this May for a suggested retail price of $499.95.

Folks looking for something a little less home-theater-geektastic might check out Sherwood’s iNet-2.0, a new tabletop device that combines Internet radio with an iPod dock and digital photoframe capabilities. The Net-2.0 features an 8-inch LCD display, 1 GB of internal storage for photos and media, and SD/SDHC/MC card slot, and the capability to tap into Napster and Rhapsody on-demand streaming services through either a wired or wireless connection. The Net-2.0 also features built-in stereo speakers with 10 watts of amplification per channel, and supports playback of MP3, AAC, Windows Media, and RealAudio files. The Net-2.0 is also due to ship in May 2010, with a suggested retail price of $299.99.