CEDIA Expo 2009 Atlanta – Sherwood’s $649-suggested NetBoxx is a 7.1-channel A/V receiver (AVR) with the proportions of a slim-line Blu-ray player and the ability to play back physical as well as Internet- and PC-based media.
NetBoxx will be the company’s first networked AVR when it ships in October.
In acknowledging the shift away from physical media, the NetBoxx features UPnP and DLNA certification to simplify streaming of music, video and photos from a networked PC or network-attached storage (NAS) device via wired Ethernet or optional USB/Wi-Fi adapter. The device also reproduces media stored on a USB drive.
To stream audio and video directly from the Internet via a networked broadband modem, NetBoxx incorporates Verismo Networks’s VuNow technology, which streams video up to 720p.
read more about the Netboxx on twice.com. But be sure to realize before you get excited you better think real hard about how much computer audio is in 7.1, much less 5.1. Netflix, no. Youtube, no. Your ripped Dvix, no. Seem to be a little over priced and offers featured 90% of users couldn’t use even if they wanted to.