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Sony bows to iPod supremacy

Home cinema system includes Apple connection

Sony has unveiled its DAV-IS10 micro home-cinema system - a 5.1 system featuring five speakers, each the size of a golf ball. Coming in July for about US$800, options for the DAV-IS10 include iPod connectivity. Sony's own Walkman digital music player is a direct competitor to the all-dominant iPod.

The system sports an integrated, compact single-disc DVD/CD player/receiver and includes a subwoofer as well. It has 450 watts of total system power. A feature of the DAV-IS10 is support for Sony's Digital Media Port - an interface that enables it to connect to Sony's TDM-iP1, a US$99 add-on that provides a dock for Apple's iPod.

The TDP-iP1 charges the iPod's battery and works with the iPod mini, iPod nano and fourth and fifth-generation full-sized iPods. The device lets you output music and video to the DAV-IS10.

Despite its diminutive size, the DAV-IS10 sports advanced features such as an HDMI interface to connect to HDTV systems, including Sony's Bravia TV line, and a DVD player that upscales content to 720p or 1080i. It also sports touch-sensitive controls that illuminate and disappear, and an integrated remote control.


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