According to the company, consumers can easily create and manage thousands of MP3 files using their television and the company’s new Home Theater Music Jukebox, a 20-GB DVD home theater system that features surround sound speakers, on-screen song sorting, and the ability to encode CD music as MP3 files.
The jukebox is said to be the first home theater system that enables users to transfer digital music to an RCA flash-memory portable digital audio device without the use of a PC.
Through a USB connection to a portable RCA MP3 player, the company says that music fans can take their digital playlists on the go as organized through their central home theater system. The jukebox also allows users to store an entire CD library of up to 350 hr of content (4,000 songs). CDs are ripped four times the play speed, with sampling rates ranging from 96 to 320 kbps.
Using a graphical on-screen display, users can create personalized playlists and organize tracks by different categories such as artist or music genre.
Thomson Consumer Products, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.; www.thomson.net