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iLive IT818B


$400.00 Released February, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:True 5.1 channel soundbar with SRS TruSurround HD4 and remote control. Slot-loading DVD player plays DVD/DVD+/-R/RW, CD/CD-R/RW & JPEG Picture Discs. Direct access tuning AM/FM clock radio with 10 station presets.

The Cons:Confusing remote - difficult to use. IPod video can only be output on the analog connections (Svideo or composite). Unknown cheap brand.

The iLive IT818B is a top of the line 5.1 surround sound iPod docking station with remote control, AM/FM radio and slot-loading DVD player. The audio system comes in a soundbar design and offers full 5 + 1 channel audio with SRS TruSurround HD4 and bass provided by two internal subwoofers(external sub can be hooked up if needed).

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The usual host of docking features is also included such as a retractable motorized docking tray, automatic iPod charging and the ability to control the iPod with the unit itself and the included remote control. The alarm clock/radio has direct access tuning and 10 station preset memory, and can be used like a normal clock radio with the advantage of being remote controlled as well.

Hooking up to a TV is possible by using the S-Video and Composite Video outputs so you can watch videos and view photos from your iPod on the big screen. You can also connect another audio source such as an mp3 player or a cd player as well as connecting your tv, which the 5.1 surround comes in handy with. Wall mounting and soundbar design make this suited for home cinema and it can be used solely for that purpose, although the iPod docking and charging and clock radio with remote is a nice bonus. If you want the same functions in a less expensive unit with 3.1 audio and virtual 5.1 surround, you can always go for the iLive IT319B.

Features

  • 5.1 channel audio (Left, Center, Right, Left Rear, Right Rear + Subwoofer)
  • SRS TruSurround XT HD4
  • Preset EQ Settings: HD4 Movies, HD4 Music, HD4 CSTM, SRS NEWS, SRS2.1
  • Mechanically retractable iPod dock
  • Clock radio with 10 Programmable stations
  • Backlit LCD Segment Display
  • Remote control included
  • Compatible with: iPod mini/iPod nano 1G, 2G, and 3G/iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, and 6G
  • S-Video and Composite Video output via RCA Jacks
  • 3.5mm Line-In jack for other audio players
  • 2 x RCA Input Jacks for other TV, audio players
  • Subwoofer Output Jack
  • Plays DVD/DVD+/-R/RW, CD/CD-R/RW & JPEG Picture Discs
  • HDMI Output: High Definition Conversion DVD up to 1080i
  • Mounting hardware included

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Pros
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    True 5.1 channel soundbar with SRS TruSurround HD4 and remote control

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    Slot-loading DVD player plays DVD/DVD+/-R/RW, CD/CD-R/RW & JPEG Picture Discs

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    Direct access tuning AM/FM clock radio with 10 station presets

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    iPod docking station compatible with: iPod mini/iPod nano 1G, 2G, and 3G/iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, and 6G

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    Can use external sub

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    S-Video and Composite Video output

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    RCA and 3.5mm audio input

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    includes remote

Cons
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    confusing remote - difficult to use

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    iPod video can only be output on the analog connections (Svideo or composite)

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    unknown cheap brand

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    expensive

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    poor design / construction

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