Parasound recently unveiled its home theater products during Cedia 2008. The range of products includes stylish HALO C3 pre/pro, NewClassic HDP70 surround sound preamp/processor and NewClassic HDR77 home theater receiver. All the products take full advantage of HDMI.
The on-board Faroudja DCDi scaler in all the products enables analog video transcoding, HDMI video switching and upconversion to full 1080p digital output. The support for Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, PCM, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS HD High Resolution Audio makes them stand out in the industry flooded with such products.
The products based on "iPod Link" technology pulls video in component format and access the iPod audio stream. The five inputs and one output make them better than their counterparts. While the HDP70 is priced under $2,500, the HDR77 is priced under $3000. Also the Halo C3 is available for under $3,500.