The AVguide.com news desk recently received word from Denon that many of the firm's top-of-the-line A/V receivers (and network-enabled iPod docks) are now officially compatible with Windows 7. This development means the AVRs and docks should enjoy greatly expanded content streaming options. Below, we provide verbatim the text of the Denon press release.
-- A/V Receivers Now “Compatible with Windows 7,” Featuring Advanced Networking and Digital Media Streaming Capabilities; All Upcoming Models for 2010 to Also Earn Windows 7 Logo --
Mahwah, NJ, March 8, 2010 – Denon Electronics, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment components, today announced that several of its advanced A/V receivers are now officially “Compatible with Windows 7,” ensuring full compatibility with the new Microsoft operating system. Denon A/V receivers that have passed Microsoft-designed tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7 include Models AVR-4310CI (SRP: $1,999), AVR-3310CI (SRP: $1,499) and AVR-990 (SRP: $1,499), as well as the recently introduced AVR-4810CI (SRP: $2,999) 9.3 channel multi-zone A/V receiver and the ASD-51W (SRP: $299) and ASD-51N (SRP:$249) Network Enabled iPod Docks. In addition, all of Denon’s new receivers scheduled for introduction in 2010 will feature the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo.
Noted Jeff Talmadge, Director, Product Development & Systems Integration, Denon Electronics: “Denon engineers have made web access and interconnectivity high priorities in many of our advanced components, and we are delighted to be able to announce official compatibility with the new Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 compatibility will let users dramatically expand their home entertainment universe and explore all kinds of exciting new options. With Windows 7’s ‘Play To’ feature for example, users will be able to stream music, video and photos to any compatible device on their network quickly and easily, without any complicated setup procedure.”
“In achieving this certification, Denon demonstrates to consumers that their receivers are compatible with Windows 7 for a seamless and reliable experience,” said Mark Relph, Senior Director for Windows Product Management at Microsoft Corp.
Denon’s A/V receivers compatible with Windows 7 include some of the industry’s most advanced networking capabilities, including Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity for control and digital media steaming. Users also enjoy an unprecedented level of network connectivity to many A/V components, including video display products and single speaker solutions, allowing them to stream audio files, pictures, Internet radio stations and more through connected devices.