Pioneer has announced its power packed 7.1 VSA-1017AV Amplifier. These mid range amplifiers feature 1.3a HDMI, Dolby NR True HD, DTS HD Master Audio (excellent for HD-DVD/BluRay) and Advanced MCACC and USB to plug in your DAP or iPod. With thses amazing features it seems that it will work well with HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. The amplifier comes with THX certification. Like its brother VSA-AX1AH, it also features Frequency characteristic 5 Hz ~ 100 kHz (+0 dB/-03 dB), Line input SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO ratio and weighs 15.3 kg. It consumes 335 W Electric Power.