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JVC Introduces the NX-BD3 Full HD Blu-ray Network Media System with DLNA and 2.1-Channel Front Surround (21/8/2008)

Elegant, Slim, Simple All-in-One Design for High Definition Playback of Advanced Blu-ray, HD Camcorder, and Network Content

JVC, leading provider of home audio equipment, introduces the NX-BD3 - JVC's first 2.1-channel Network Media System with Blu-ray Disc player to its line-up of high-grade Sophisti Advanced Living Entertainment Systems. The NX-BD3 links seamlessly with JVC's Full HD products to create a high-definition world of home entertainment.

The NX-BD3 consists of a DLNA 1.5 certified Blu-ray Receiver, front surround speakers, and a subwoofer. Slim, sleek, glossy design with high tech aluminium feel and HDMI CEC connectivity complements the latest generation of flat panel TVs, together with compact speakers that blends in with your room décor.

You can enjoy high-grade front surround sound with JVC-exclusive anisotropic speakers in a simple 2 enclosure layout. The advanced DLNA network function allows audio and video playback from compatible products.

Premium Blu-Ray Final Profile features

The system offers superb pictures in Blu-ray's Full HD resolution, with Deep Colour and x.v.Colour(tm) in 1080p HDMI output. Blu-ray is the next-generation optical disc format which can store five times more data than DVDs.

The NX-BD3 is BD-ROM Profile1 ver. 1.1 compliant, with advanced features like BONUSVIEW(tm) which lets you view Blu-ray Disc's bonus features in picture-in-picture format You can watch special features such as the director's commentary, the making of the movie, or a different camera angle alongside the movie.

Premium HD and Network connectivity

The NX-BD3 is the world-first home cinema system which received DLNA 1.5 certification*, enabling seamless file playback via wired and wireless home network. You can enjoy Full HD video files as well as MPEG videos, JPEG pictures, and MP3/WMA audio from the interoperable network of PCs, consumer electronics such as HDD recorders, or portable devices.

You can even playback high definition discs you recorded from JVC's HD Everio, the Full HD hard disk camcorder. Release your archive of videos and pictures from your PC to the large LCD screen for sharing with your friends and family - all while sitting in your living room. The NX-BD3's network feature offers a smooth and expanded style of AV entertainment like never before.

The SD slot lets you play back various formats including high-definition AVCHD video from a SD card. The user-friendly GUI helps easy selection and control by displaying thumbnail views with a moving image.

Premium Surround Sound and Hi-Fi Audio

The NX-BD3 features front surround technology with special speakers using a simplified design. 2 left/right pairs of drivers in the two speaker units each deliver front and surround channels respectively, teamed with a powerful subwoofer. You can enjoy realistic and high-quality 4.1-channel surround sound from this simple and easy to setup 2.1-channel layout, with just a single cable connecting each speaker.

The speakers feature the world's first anisotropic diaphragms with cross-shaped vertical and horizontal dense areas that create different properties by direction. As sound propagation speed is 10% faster for these dense parts than other areas, the sound spreads faster in vertical and horizontal directions. The speed difference reduces resonance, creating an effective and realistic three-dimensional sound field that envelopes you in sound.

JVC's flagship K2 Technology is another feature for high quality sound developed by collaboration with engineers from the Victor Recording Studio. K2 applies unique algorithms and high-bit quantisation to store high-frequency signals and sound energy that are usually lost in the CD conversion process. K2 Technology elevates CD sound to DVD-Audio quality, and raises even compressed formats such as MP3 and WMA to CD quality.

Premium display integration

The HDMI connection not only lets you enjoy superb picture quality in 1080/24p playback with Deep Colour and x.v.Colour(tm), but also offers the useful HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. You can easily control both the compatible TV - even from other brands - and the NX-BD3 with just one remote control.

Ultra slim display matching design-with thinness, black colour and centre lighting express a high-quality feeling; and the slim receiver merges naturally with the room. "BonusView" is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. "x.v.Colour" is a trademark of Sony Corporation. DLNA(R), the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED(TM) are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.


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