According to the statement, Sharp’s new Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) includes a sound bar, subwoofer, two surround speakers and an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. The Blu-ray player is part of a 1020-watt amplifier system incorporating several of Audyssey’s proprietary technologies to improve the system’s audio performance.
The system accepts video input from Blu-ray and DVD discs, cable and satellite set-top boxes. In addition, embedded software lets users stream Netflix movies without the need for an external box. The BD-MPD41U plays audio content from a variety of sources, such as CD audio discs, MP3 audio files, FM radio and directly from an iPod with its iPod docking slot.
The BD-MPD41U features Audyssey EQ, Dynamic EQ, Bass XT and Dynamic Volume. Audyssey Bass XT maximizes the supplied subwoofer for deep bass. Audyssey EQ is pre-set, so users simply connect the speakers and enjoy the sound. Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains the dynamic range and balance of a soundtrack regardless of volume level. Audyssey Dynamic Volume eliminates volume spikes from commercials and the level swings that occur between network programming.