RCA RTD500 Multimedia Jukebox Home Theater System with 40 GB Hard Drive
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420 watts total system power: 60 watts x 5 (front and rear left/right, center speaker), 120 watts x 1 (subwoofer)
40 GB hard drive can digitally store up to 800 CDs or 8,000 songs--convert your music collection to MP3s for playback in your living room
Includes embedded databases for CD artist, song, and album titles and for 250,000 album covers so you can see what you're hearing
DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Pro Logic decoding; Dolby Pro Logic II generates 5.1 surround signals from any stereo (2-channel) source
Digital FM/AM tuner with 40 station presets; includes universal remote control
Get the most from your movies, music, and digital photos with RCA's RTD500 complete home theater and multimedia entertainment system. The system provides full Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround sound from DVDs plus playback for MP3-music and JPEG-image CDs--not to mention a 40 GB hard-disk drive just waiting to house your entire music collection.
You can rip about 800 CDs straight to the system's hard drive in MP3 format, and the RTD500 will even supply the artist and song data using its embedded (and upgradeable) Gracenote CDDB database. While you're listening, the system will display the appropriate album covers, thanks to its embedded/upgradeable Loudeye image database.
Use the onscreen display to create custom music playlists and sort your library by artist, album, track, or genre--perfect for instant theme parties. You can even use the system to transfer MP3 music to your RCA Lyra portable digital music player through the RTD500's handy front-panel USB port.
The system's central unit merges a DVD/CD player, hard-disk recorder, and audio/video surround receiver. The receiver powers the supplied 5.1-channel speaker system (front and rear left/right, center speaker, and passive subwoofer) with 60 watts per channel x 5 and a powerful 120 watts for the 6.5-inch subwoofer.
The system's discrete Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel audio decoding lets you enjoy spacious, full-bodied surround effects from commercial DVDs and DTS surround-sound music CDs. Your Dolby Pro Logic-encoded VHS tapes will sound great in 4-channel surround (left, center, right, and monaural left/right surround), and the system even features Dolby Pro Logic II, special processing that generates 5.1 mixes in real time from any stereo (2-channel source).
Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the RTD500 is equipped to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.
The RTD500 also performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; reverse 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.
One each optical digital-audio input and output are available for using the system with (for instance) a digital satellite receiver or a CD recorder, respectively. You also get 3 composite-video inputs (2 outputs), 2 S-video inputs (1 output), and a total of 4 stereo analog audio inputs (1 output).
A drift-free, digital FM/AM tuner offers 40 station presets so your favorite stations are never more than a button-push away.