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Onkyo has recently come up with its TX-SR605 Home Theater Receiver for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, and comprehensive HDMI Video Upconversion. The TX-SR605 is Onkyo’s first AV receiver with HDMI-based system control, HDMI v1.3a processing, and HD lossless audio decoding (720p, 1080i and 1080p). The new receiver processes the latest multichannel audio formats (from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players) without any loss.
The new model TX-SR605 features enhanced compatibility with the company’s optional iPod control docks, compatibility with both XM and Sirius satellite radio programming, 7 x 90 watts of power, and a flexible suite of multi-source/multi-zone capabilities. Onkyo’s Powered Zone 2 capability lets the users to power stereo speakers in a second room while listening to 5.1-channel sound in the main zone.
The receiver TX-SR605 includes onboard Neural Surround processing for reception of multichannel XM HD surround programming. A high quality terrestrial radio tuner, and the 40 presets for AM, FM, XM, or Sirius stations makes one say WOW. The Onkyo TX-SR605 will be available for sale in May in two color options black and silver, at an expected price of $599.
- Decoding for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master multichannel audio formats
- RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) communication protocol
- Faroudja DCDi de-interlacing circuitry to convert 480i signals to progressive scan
- Audyssey 2EQ automatic speaker
- Connectivity: two HDMI inputs, three component video, five S-Video, and five composite video inputs, five digital audio inputs, five A/V and two audio-only analog inputs, front panel A/V inputs, optical digital jack