|UNIDISK Shipping Universal Disc Player|
|Home Theater News DVD Hardware-Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 24 May 2004|
Linn’s new universal disc playing source and control component, the UNIDISK SC player, is now shipping. The UNIDISK SC player is a high-fidelity audio and video source component with integrated surround-sound processing and control. It has Linn’s SILVER DISK ENGINE™ universal disc playing technology, and the UNIDISK SC plays high-definition music and movie formats and delivers multi-channel playback.
The UNIDISK SC player recognises and plays high quality audio and video disc formats by identifying source material and outputting signals in their native format. CD, Super Audio CD, DVD-Video and DVD-Audio are handled independently and optimised with the specific decoding solution for which they were designed.
The UNIDISK SC player is designed to be the central component within a multi-channel entertainment system, offering access to high-fidelity multi-channel music and movies. The UNIDISK SC player offers digital decoding for secondary sources, allowing the consumer to use satellite television, console gaming or a secondary 2-channel audio source in full 5.1 surround sound without a separate system controller. The UNIDISK SC player has fixed and variable audio outputs and can be connected to a conventional 5-channel pre-amplifier or connected straight into multi-channel amplification.
The UNIDISK SC player has video outputs including progressive scan, component, S-Video and composite. Phono analog outputs allow access to stereo and multi-channel audio playback with SPDIF and optical digital audio outputs streaming CD and DVD related data.
The UNIDISK SC player offers control and decoding for multiple external sources. Two SPDIF inputs and two TOSLINK inputs interface to four digital sources, and four additional analog inputs give a total of eight secondary sources. Video switching is also supported, which allows the user to link audio and video streams. 5.1 decoding options include Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, dts and AAC, and all Dolby bass re-direct modes are supported.
A variety of interface options to control the UNIDISK SC player are supported. The discrete fascia assembly enables control with a large digital display and on-screen graphics, and it will also operate via a remote handset. Also, the UNIDISK SC player offers an RS232 control interface and integrates with KNEKT multi-user multi-zone systems.
The UNIDISK SC player is available in black and sliver finishes from authorised Linn retailers and Linn custom installation companies world-wide.