Creative announced Monday the new Xdock HD, which will upconvert iPod-resolution video to 720p or 1080i and upconverts music to their X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity technology.

The Xdock HD can also play video on an HDTV in DTS surround sound. It will work with the iPod Touch, Classic, new Nano and previous generation iPod’s asa well.

“We designed the Xdock HD so that all the movies, music and photos that you carry with you on your iPod can be experienced in HD in your home,” said Steve Erickson, vice president of audio for Creative. “The Xdock HD transforms your iPod from a portable device into a high-quality HD entertainment system.”

The Xdock HD connects to a home theater receiver by HDMI, component or composite inputs and supports analog and optical audio.

The Xdock HD outputs a menu to a TV screen, and it lets users scroll through with an included remote to select among your videos, music, photos and podcasts and change video settings including skin tone correction, luminescence sharpening and color saturation, Creative said Monday.

The dock will be available in the spring for $399.99.

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