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Onkyo Unveils New Rovi Powered Home Theater Systems

Rovi_Logo_Hero_Black_RGB Rovi Corporation (Formerly known as Macrovision) today announced that consumers using devices built with the latest edition of Rovi’s Connected Platform media networking software will be able to find, play and share content (such as movies, TV shows, music and photos) stored on Windows 7-based Media Center PCs.

This really could be something interesting, as news and info is still scarce, Onkyo did however, announce two new AV Receivers, the TX-NAB807 and TX-NR807, that both will be integrated with the Rovi Connected Platform which are also Windows 7 Play-to certified.

As to whether or not the devices will really play back recorded tv shows, in full quality, without any transcoding has yet to be seen, but the more devices out there that can support playing back of Media Center content the better.

For more information head over to Rovi Corp’s website.

via Global Newswire


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Josh Shenkle

Five+ year veteran media center user. Over the years I have built over 20 media center pc's whether it has been to upgrade an existing system in my setup, or to build a media center pc (HTPC) for friends or family. My other passion besides HTPC's and Media Center is Home Theater. After purchasing my first home with a blank slate in the basement, I completely finished it off, building a home theater with a 120" front projection setup and 7.1 surround sound system. So between Media Center and Home theater that is what you'll find me talking about here. Like Adam Thursby, between the two of us are probably the only Zune users you'll find. I started out with an iPod nano but eventually found my way to the Zune and the Zune software and never looked back. Also like Josh Pollard I too am a mobile phone/smart phone gadget nerd. In my "day job" one of my job responsibilities is to test out new phones, specifically windows mobile phones, and test them out with our exchange server and trouble shoot end user issues. I am also a Blackberry convert as I recently got a Blackberry Storm for personal use and absolutely love it! I am a huge forum troll, you can find me on AVSforums, TGB, Missingremote, Hardforums, and even the AU media center forums. I like to help out where I can when it comes to HTPC's and media center in general, so if there are questions to be had, I try to answer them the best I can.