New Product: Harman Kardon DMC1000F Digital Media Center

SERVICE CENTER Harman Kardon's first media server takes your discs and makes them better. Any CD you feed it will be ripped to the convenient 160-GB hard disk. Any DVD you feed it will be upconverted to 720p HD format through the HDMI output. But streaming is this box's main mission: four rooms, four streams - mix 'em however you want.

MEDIA ON THE MOVE You can free your music by copying it to flash-memory cards or USB thumb drives, and a free upgrade in 2007 will let you burn CDs, too. Your iPod's ticket to get in on all this action is HK's optional Bridge ($69). $2,999 516-496-3400

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