DLO finally releases hi-def iPod video dock

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters on Thursday announced the release of HomeDock HD, a new home entertainment peripheral for iPods. It costs $249.99.

HomeDock HD
First introduced at Macworld Expo in San Francisco in January, 2008, the HomeDock HD features an iPod dock connector, and attaches to your home entertainment system. It connects the iPod to a High Definition TV (HDTV) using the highest picture quality available, upscaling video to 1080i or 720p using a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector.

The HomeDock HD also features support for analog TVs using S-Video and composite video connectors. Other connectors include a USB interface (for synching to a host computer), digital audio output, and RCA stereo audio output. Auxiliary audio input is also supported.

The HomeDock HD uses its own user interface, which has been enhanced with an icon-based “visual flow format,” according to DLO, enabling you to navigate the contents of your iPod, looking at album art and other details.

A Radio Frequency (RF)-based remote control is also included, which works through walls.

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