Home Cinema goes wireless

Home audio, Home cinema, Wireless home

Philips’ Connected Planet range, originally shown back in January at CES, will be arriving in the UK next month. The products form a home entertainment system that can communicate wirelessly with your PC, allowing you to send content over from your computer – either via the Internet, or direct from your computer’s memory.

The first four products in the range to be confirmed are the MX6000i (£550)- a DVD home entertainment system; the MCW770 (£300) mîcro hi-fi system that enables wireless music streaming; and the SL400i (£250) and SL300i (£250) wireless multimedia links. Philips hopes to expand the range with more products in the near future.

The MX600i comes with six-channel surround sound playback on the five supplied speakers and integrated subwoofers. Full audio and video streaming capabilities can be initiated simply by pressing a button on the remote control. The system connects to the TV via a SCART cable, allowing you to play movies or music from your computer’s library, or via living streaming over the Internet. It also comes with a five-disc DVD tray and a FM/AM radio tuner.

For those who already have a home cinema set up already, the SL400i or SL300i allow you to add wireless streaming capabilities to your TV or stereo. The MCW770 mîcro hi-fi system will stream all your MP3s straight from your PC.

The MX6000i, SL300i and SL400i will be available from September, with the MCW770 following in October.

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