Denon home cinema gets Smart

Take a single box, add two speakers and a slimline subwoofer then sprinkle with virtual surround, Wi-Fi and garnish with an optional iPod dock. What h

Take a single box, add two speakers and a slimline subwoofer then sprinkle with virtual surround, Wi-Fi and garnish with an optional iPod dock. What have you got? Denon's new Smart S-302, that's what.The multi talented one-box will spin your CDs, upscale your DVDs to 1080p and nab audio tracks or internet radio from your PC or Mac via Wi-Fi. If analogue's more your style there's an AM/FM tuner with RDS. A USB port takes MP3s from hard drives or memory sticks and there's the optional cradle or cable for iPod to join the party.Inside, the DVD drive is ripped straight from the £650 a throw DVD-2930. Denon also promises top quality components for the rest of the audio/video circuits, including 12-bit, 216 MHz video D/A converters and its own AL24 Processing for sparkling reproduction, all wrapped up in a steel chassis.The 100-watt subwoofer gets a side-firing 160mm driver while the two speakers manage 50W apiece and can be switched to Dolby Virtual Speaker for some virtual surround sound action.Anything else we've missed? Oh yes, a full on-screen TV menu including track info and album art display means there's no need to squint at the LCD. Now be off, we're all featured out.EssentialsDenon Smart S-302Price: £1250On sale: OctoberContact: DenonRelated stories:Sony HES-V1000 is here to serve youLinn unleashes slimline streamerDanger: LG HT902TB may blow out walls