Sherwood NetBoxx Answers New Consumer Content Call

Sherwood NetBoxx Answers New Consumer Content Call

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Sherwood America Inc., recently announced the R-904N NetBoxx Internet A/V receiver. This compact 7.1 channel receiver, as the company explains, “is equally adept at the playback of both physical disc media and Internet/streaming media, without requiring a PC.”

“The inspiration for the NetBoxx concept came from our realization of the change taking place in the way people bring entertainment into their home. Use of physical media is declining and being replaced by content obtained through streaming or downloads,” said Jeffrey Hipps, Sherwood’s Sr. VP for Marketing and Product Development.

“This led to our taking a fresh look at what an audio-video receiver should be, from its function to its form factor. By combining an ability to access content in cyberspace with superb performance and sound quality reflecting Sherwood’s over-50 year standard of audio excellence, NetBoxx is an audio/video component that is truly 21st-century ready.”

NetBoxx provides direct access to YouTube, SHOUTcast Internet radio, movie downloads from CinemaNow, and access to favorite web sites, streaming Internet video and live television broadcasts and news. The NetBoxx’s platform plays content from additional sources including, Hulu, Netflix, CBS, CNN, ESPN and Amazon Video On Demand via MediaMall Technologies’ PlayOn* media server.

With HDMI 1.3, Dolby Volume, Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD Master high-resolution audio formats, and seven channels of 100-watt “Green” digital amplification, NetBoxx “defines a new generation of audio/video receiver” Sherwood claims in a release on the product.

In addition, and this is an interesting feature for the imaging market, NetBoxx can access personal media including photographs, video and audio files on a home network, and can also provide playback from USB media devices. Video playback is supported in up to 720p/60 resolution.

An emerging product category that is certainly worth keeping an eye on. MSRP is set at $649.95.

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