V, Inc.'s Bravo D2 DVD player is an update of the company's award-winning Bravo D1. The D2 has a DVI output that transfers a DVD's digital video signal straight to your display, bypassing analog conversion and the resulting digital-to-analog conversion artifacts. Through both the DVI and component video outputs, the unit's scaler can convert the signal to 480p, 720p, or 1080i (except in the case of Macrovision-protected DVDs). Playback options include Picture Zoom 1 and 2, MPEG-4, JPEG, DVD-R/+R, CD, CD-R/-RW, and Kodak Picture CD. The Bravo D2 is available in a titanium-silver finish for $250.
Velodyne's DPS-10 subwoofer offers DSP technology for a reasonable price. This sub lets you digitally control all of its functions: crossovers, equalization, dynamic compression, volume, phase, protection circuits, and presets. The $499 DPS-10 offers a 10-inch, forward-firing driver and a rated 375 watts of power. On top of the sub, you'll find a touchpanel with a volume control and presets for movies, R&B/rock, jazz/classical, and games. Each preset is designed to deliver the desired performance for the different source material, while the night-mode feature limits the sub's output for late-night listening.