updated 07:25 pm EST, Mon November 7, 2005
Onkyo dock updated
Onkyo USA has announced that its current (RI) dock is compatible with Apple's newest iPod models, including the iPod with video and the iPod nano (as well as previous iPod models). The DS-A1 Remote Interactive Dock acts as an audio and video interface between the iPod and Onkyo receivers and also acts as a battery charger for the device as well as enables users to operate key iPod control functions using the receiver's remote control. Onkyo says it has developed a new adapter insert to accommodate the smaller dimension of the iPod Nano. This adapter will ship with all new DS-A1 units, and individual adapters will be made available to all current owners of the DS-A1 at a nominal cost to cover shipping and handling charges.
When used with any iPod model in audio mode, the Onkyo DS-A1 dock allows the receiver's remote control to be used for basic functions such as Play, Stop, Pause, Next Song, and Previous Song. Onkyo devices and remotes with enhanced DS-A1 compatibility can also control advanced functions such shuffle, repeat, playlist up/down, album up/down, auto power on, standby and backlight. When used with the video iPods, the DS-A1 S-video output can be used to show video material on home display devices; however, the iPod manual controls must be used to control video functions.
The DS-A1 RI dock and charger is also compatible with all third and fourth generation iPods, iPod photos, and iPod minis. RI remote controlled components from Onkyo include nearly every audio and home theater receiver, processor, package systems, and all-in-one component systems the company has introduced in the past 10 years.
The Onkyo DS-A1 Remote Interactive dock for iPod features a white finish to match most iPod models, and includes all the connection and cabling necessary for operation. It is currently available for $100.