Meridian Audio has launched the Meridian iRIS, a standard iPod dock with a novel twist: it upconverts standard iPod video to 1080p quality.
Meridian's iRIS Universal Dock for iPod will be available in November, at a manufacturer's suggest price of $379, the company announced at CEDIA on Thursday.
It's somewhat hard to believe that a consumer, let alone a high-end consumer that Meridian caters to, is going to be inclined to watch iPod-encoded video on an HDTV; as PC Magazine display guru Robert Heron put it: "there's only so much you can do" to the source video. More to the point, a good display may also have some basic video-enhancing features, if not true upconversion.
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