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CES - 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8-11, 2007

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Page 41 - Meridian and Faroudja

The most exciting product on display at the Meridian booth was the MV-D1 a iPod dock and scaler. The primary use for the device is to make a minimalist connection from the iPod to Meridian's digital active speakers and to upscale the iPod's video output to 1080p. In addition, the MV-D1 can also accept component and HDMIinputs for video processing and scaling to 1080p. Pricing was unavailable at CES, but available is expected to be in Q1 or Q2 of 2007.

The minimalist theme for Meridian was continued with their new G95 DVD receiver a simple, but extremely high quality all in one unit. The G95 has a built in DVD player with an HDMI output and upscaling to 1080p. The G95 also has built in 5x100W amplification. Due to its small form factor, the G95 is a little light on inputs, having only 1 component input and no HDMI inputs. The G95 will be available in Q1 for $8500.

Faroudja was also showing a new scaler, the DVP6080 ($27,000), featuring their new MCTi (motion corrected temporal interpolation) processing.

Meridian also made some news when they announced they will begin developing a HD-DVDplayer. This does not mean that they are committed to marketing a HD-DVDplayer, just that they will begin exploring the technology. Regardless of how loose this commitment to HD-DVD is, it is good to see a company of Meridian's reputation testing the high def waters.

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