Creative Introduces Xdock HD - the Only iPod Dock that Upconverts Video from Your iPod to HD Resolution and your Music to Xtreme Fidelity

    MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative, a worldwide leader
 in digital entertainment products, today introduced the Xdock HD, the
 ultimate iPod dock for your home theater system. It's the only iPod dock
 that upconverts your video to 720p or 1080i resolution and your music to
 X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity(R). The Xdock HD plays video on an HDTV in full DTS
 surround sound and it can also wirelessly play music through X-Fi Wireless
 Receivers connected to speakers throughout the home. The Xdock HD is
 designed for use with the iPod(R) Touch, iPod Classic, new iPod Nano and
 previous-generation iPods.
 
     "We designed the Xdock HD so that all the movies, music and photos that
 you carry with you on your iPod can be experienced in HD in your home,"
 said Steve Erickson, VP of audio for Creative. "The Xdock HD transforms
 your iPod from a portable device into a high-quality HD entertainment
 system."
 
     The Xdock HD connects to a home theater system via HDMI, or it can be
 connected with component or composite for video and analog line-out or
 optical line-out for audio. While it docks and charges an iPod, the Xdock
 HD outputs a menu to an HDTV screen which users can navigate with the
 included wireless remote to select videos, music, photos and podcasts
 stored on select iPod models. Users can also adjust video settings
 including skin tone correction, luminescence sharpening and color
 saturation. The remote also controls audio functions including volume and
 the X-Fi Crystalizer(R) and X-Fi CMSS(R)-3D.
 
     Creative's award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity is produced with X-Fi
 Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D technologies. The X-Fi Crystalizer makes MP3s
 sound better than CDs by analyzing and identifying which parts of the audio
 stream have been truncated or damaged during compression. It then
 selectively restores the highs and lows from instruments and vocals that
 are lost during the compression of MP3s. X-Fi CMSS-3D creates virtual
 surround sound through speakers or headphones. It expands audio for
 superior headphone listening so music completely surrounds the listener.
 
     In addition to connecting directly to your home theater system, the
 Xdock HD can wirelessly distribute music throughout your home to X-Fi
 Wireless Receivers up to 100 feet away without requiring a wireless
 network. There are two different modes you can select for wireless
 distribution of music in your home: broadcast to all receivers
 simultaneously or select individual zones. The Xdock HD and each X-Fi
 Wireless Receiver can be controlled with its own remote to activate X-Fi
 Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D, adjust volume, and control video and music
 playback.
 
     Pricing and Availability
 
     The Creative Xdock HD includes one X-Fi Wireless Receiver to wirelessly
 connect to a pair of remote speakers, and will be available in Spring 2008
 for US$399.99. Additional X-Fi Wireless Receivers will be available for
 US$99.99.
 
     About Creative
 
     Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products.
 Famous for its Sound Blaster(R) sound cards and for launching the
 multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the
 PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZEN(R) MP3 and portable
 media players. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology,
 applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to
 experience high-quality digital entertainment -- anytime, anywhere.
 
     This announcement relates to products launched in the United States.
 Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere
 in the world according to local factors and requirements. Creative, Xdock,
 Xtreme Fidelity, X-Fi, Crystalizer, CMSS-3D and Sound Blaster are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the
 United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property
 of their respective owners.
 
 
 

SOURCE Creative Labs, Inc.

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