harman kardon bridge ipod dock

More treats from the Apple Expo: Harman Kardon announced a new line of iPod-compatible home theater receivers (the AVR 140, AVR 240, AVR 340, and AVR 740) that range in channel configuration from 6.1 to 7.2 and in price from $700 to $3700. The flagship AVR 740 features some typical high-end features such as video upconverting, dual-HDMI inputs, a Faroudja DCDi processor and universal remote with LCD display. Not typical of other products in this category, however, is the paltry 85 watts per channel that the 740 manages to push in 7.2 mode (for comparative purposes, the Denon AVR-4806 will rock 130 watts per channel for about $100 less than the HK). What the 740 lacks in power, though, it makes up for with its iPod-friendly demeanor. Using Harman Kardon's minimalist, curvy new iPod dock, the Bridge, listeners can control their 3G and newer 'Pods from the HK remote and actually view menu items and track info on either their TV screen or the receiver's display. The Bridge, which will retail for $100, and the new receivers should be available in time for the holiday shopping season.

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