ultimate ipod dock...and its british!

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  1. stormyuklondon1 macrumors member

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    when a company like meridian makes a product like this, you know its time to take the ipod seriously..
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    for me, the standout feature is , at last, a dock with a proper audio digital output! hurrah!
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    apparently will retail for approx about £250 which will probably mean, oh, about $250 on t'other side of the pond:rolleyes: :D
    for those that don't know the company, their website..
    http://www.meridian-audio.com/welcome.htm
    I now feel very patriotic. a pint of warm, flat beer and a pub fight to celebrate I think:D
     
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Nice!!

    I'd imagine it would diminish the lifetime of the drive significantly, but still.. Nice looking dock too.
     
  3. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Um. Maybe I'm missing something. But can the iPod output HD video?
     
  4. TJIrwin macrumors member

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    Presumably it's just using the iPod as a portable harddrive as opposed to anything else.
     
  5. Aegelward macrumors 6502

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    £250 for meridian hardware? i'm disgusted that they are selling themselves to the COMMON market, i'll wait for the £2500 version with internal valve amplifier and 1080p upscaleing.


    seriously though. £250 is very good for meridian hardware. :)
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    It upscales 640 x 480 to HD and makes it 1080p. Big whoop.
     
  7. stormyuklondon1 thread starter macrumors member

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    your praise is very subdued (not english are you?), but yea, it going to be very good. a double big whoop from me!
     
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    No I'm not. I don't have to praise something because it's made by a certain company or in a certain country. I praise something if it's good or useful. Let me guess - you drive a Rover? :p

    I have a G68/G98 combo if that helps my Meridian credentials any. Unfortunately it's not exactly the best buy I've made in multi-format disc playback.
     
  9. Sam0r macrumors regular

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    Surely if that were in england the iPod wouldn't still be there....
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Well, you guys may make a nice iPod dock, but we still make the iPod! ;) :p


    It sounds like it takes normal iPod video (like movies purchased from the iTunes Store) and up-converts it, just like some DVD players can up-convert DVDs for HD televisions.
     
  11. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    What is the difference between up-converting (or upscaling?) and just zooming the SD video to a HD screen? Is there a difference - a better scaling algorithm?
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Jonathan Ive is British. ;)

    Not that im sticking up for Britain as its a complete crap hole.

    As my mate once infamously said "Dont come here, its w**k!"
     
  13. apb3 macrumors regular

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    Heh... Made me chuckle.

    Now I can't wait for Prince Harry to get his butt over here to win this thing so we can all go home.:rolleyes:

    I will have to keep a closer eye on my iPod, however.
     
  14. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    And anyway, the best iPod dock (for music - don't forget kids - this is the main purpose of an iPod :D ) is this one.
     
  15. stormyuklondon1 thread starter macrumors member

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    drive a rover?!? not in this lifetime, young man!
    i drive an american car funnily enough! handles like a ocean going liner but its comfortable enough, and the dog loves it:)
    as for your meridian credentials, i know where you went wrong. entry level meridian to my ears has always been a bit..bland. 800 series is really quite nice, but considerably more expensive.
    going back to the original point of this thread, its just nice to see a respected audio company like meridian making an effort and using their considerable expertise in audio/video reproduction to produce a product i know i'd quite happily buy. the British thing was just a bit of fun, if krell, lexicon, bryston or any other hi-end manufacturer produced a similar product, i'd be quite happy to have a look at it:)

    oh, and sam0r, (said in his very best upper class english snob accent) how very dare you! any Englishman worth his salt would've pinched the display first!:D
     

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