Denon Announces A/V Receivers Compatible with Windows 7

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Denon Announces A/V Receivers Compatible with Windows 7

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I wouldn't buy the AVR for this feature alone but still very cool.  Especially the Play To\DLNA video streaming.

For some I'd imagine it being a replacement for cheap box top sets and\or extenders.

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I understand what play now can do but is it useful. I saw one guy sitting at a laptop and dropping a song or video onto a play now device. In my mind I see someone going into their office and dropping a video on the Denon receiver and then running out of the room to go watch it.

I am going to assume it has a visual interface and you can just browse shared for media.

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I see it being used more from "smart" remotes and slideshow devices.

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Meester.Rip wrote:

In my mind I see someone going into their office and dropping a video on the Denon receiver and then running out of the room to go watch it.

Just picturing that is hilarious.  Maybe this will be a future game with the Wii?

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I wanna say it was Ian Dixon who made the video. The only real use I saw that was interesting was having dlna compatible photo frames that you could drag a group of photos to. I have no use for those little power suckers or more cords and dc bricks, but if in the future they could recharge via natural light and not need any external wiring then I think that would be cool.

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Meester.Rip wrote:

I am going to assume it has a visual interface and you can just browse shared for media.

Yep. Their top end receivers have a full color HD interface, the receivers already support interacting with and streaming from Rapsody and Napster as well as normal Windows shared folders and some USB drives.

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