Naim Uniti Evolves The Uniti systems have evolved into full multi-room components capable of entertaining a whole house with genuinely high-quality music. The new Uniti range blends Uniti quality with Muso simplicity that retains the flexibility of both ranges. Naim has created a product range expanding the brand's multi-room capabilities that bridge the quality gap to their Uniti systems.
Onkyo are about to release the TXNR708 and TXNR808 THX 3D compatible home theatre receivers, and as usual, Onkyo are leading the way with some new, genuinely useful features, keeping them one step ahead of the competition.
Both are full HD audio decoding 7.2 channel AV receivers, with HDMI 1.4a 3D compatibility. Both receivers are THX Select 2 Plus certified, incorporating Faroudja DCDi video processing, Audyssey Multi-EQ processing (with Audyssey Dynamic Voume) and Audyssey DSX. They are fully DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 compatible, and has full internet radio access, as well as having access to Last.FM and Napster. And as always, they're powerful enough to bump start a Chevvy.
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Denon's new Universal BDP4010 Bluray player is now on demo in store.
There's more to the Profile 2.0 4010 than the serious looking facia - it isn't just a Bluray player. As well as playing Bluray and DVD discs, it will also play DVD-Audio and SACD discs too, with onboard 7.1 decoding and full bass management powered by Denon's dual 32bit SHARC processors. Anchor Bay's VRS video procing is also present.
Now for the cool bit. As a a world's first, the BDP4010 features an integral web browser and remote access capabilities - alowing it to be controlled via an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Onkyo are about to launch a new, high specification profile 2.0 Bluray player, which is shaping up to be a strong contender in the sub £1,000 price point. Boasting their usual battleship build quality, the player sports a simple, uncluttered facia, but still managing to look pretty serious.
Onkyo have looked at the player as a whole in order to achieve better results. The centre mounted mechanism sits lower than usual to help weight distribution, and components that cause even tiny vibrations have been placed closer to the feet of the player to reduce this.
Even though some manufacturers have chosen to omit onboard decoding, Onkyo has included this, widening it's appeal to those who aren't using HD AV receivers, allowing them to take full advantage of 7.1 HD audio. The HDMI output is full 1.3a specification, capable of Deep Colour, CEC, and x.v.Colour.
Video upscaling is performed by Anchor Bay's ABT1030 "Video reference Series" chip, ensuring high quality upscaling of standard definition DVD discs, which also benefit from 3D Noise Reduction. The 12 bit video DAC features NSV technology ensures any HD video is as pure as possible, and even sports an HDMI "Source Direct Mode" allowing pure, untouched HD video to be sent from the player. One good feature of this player is the ability to use the HDMI and the component video output at the same time.
Independent circuit blocks for audio, digital video, and analogue video ensure improved stability by reducing electromagnetic interference.
All in all this looks a very promising player, and well worth it's asking price given the features and promised performance on offer. It's also going to be a strong addition to their AV receivers, and especially to the pre/power AV package that's it's been designed to be used with. And it's not plastic :)
I've saved the best for last - THX certification! And you still get change from £600......