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Meridian iRIS iPod Dock offers 1080p output

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Meridian Audio has introduced its iRIS Universal Dock for iPod, offering upscaled video output from the iPod. The iRIS features the Qdeo digital processing engine, which allows the Meridian iRIS to deliver HD-formatted, full-screen video — up to 1080p on HDMI, or 1080i or 720p via the analog component-video outputs — from standard, iPod-compatible video. The iRIS also features standard-definition S-Video and composite video outputs, coaxial and optical digital audio, and headphone and line-level analog audio outputs, an HDMI input with source selection between the iPod and the HDMI source, a USB port for syncing, and an included remote. Meridian co-founder and Chairman Bob Stuart said, “With the Meridian iRIS, Meridian can offer astonishingly good big-screen playback on today’s HD displays, from an affordable device that features simple, ‘dock-and-hit-play’ usability.” The Meridian iRIS Universal Dock for iPod will be available in November for $379.

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Comments

1

Wait a sec - I didn’t think you could get a proper digital signal out of the bottom of an iPod?

Posted by Peter T on September 20, 2007 at 7:47 AM (PDT)

2

But will it play nice with the nano / classic / touch?

Does it have the special chip?

Posted by JN Taylor on September 20, 2007 at 7:57 AM (PDT)

3

i don’t think you can even upload anything that is better than 480i

Posted by hydra-calm on September 20, 2007 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

4

$379 for a dock?  Ummm, I think this is taking it a bit far.  How about just buying an HD DVD player or streaming them directly to your TV?

Posted by furgetaboudit on September 23, 2007 at 9:33 PM (PDT)

5

I just purchased a new 160gb to replace old 30gb that I use for movies.I have 2 docks that no longer playback video to tv due to having the new classic since now they do not playback video to tv by using headphone jack and are not compatible.(Thanks Steve)

I use Cucusoft to rip my dvd collection at 640 x 480 and now have to go purchase new cable at Apple Store.As far as the Meridian Dock I do not see that happening since there is no way you are going to get that resolution out of this tiny thing.

Posted by Terrie on October 20, 2007 at 9:21 AM (PDT)

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