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
"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
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
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
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.