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ONKYO THX SYSTEM PART 2: 3D!!

It doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago since I was writing up about Onkyo's new THX pre/power and Bluray player on these forums. But with the emergence of 3D and the 'version of HDMI we're not allowed to mention', Onkyo had to update. So out goes the old pre/processor and Bluray player, and in comes the new. The PAMC5500 remains the same. We're not on to 3D audio yet. :D

The BDPS808 Bluray player adds 3D playback over the old 807.

BDPS808 Bluray player adds 3D playback

The 9.2 channel Networking THX Ultra 2 Plus PRSC5508 processor replaces the old 5507, and adds 3D pass through, and a new version of Audyssey's existing DSX, we're told.

The matching PAMC5500 9 channel THX Ultra 2 power amp remains the same, and uses Onkyo's WRAT amplification technology.The 5500 has 220wpc on tap, and should be able to drive pretty much any speaker you care to throw at it.

PAMC5500 9 channel THX Ultra 2 power amp

As mentioned before, the PAMC5500 power amplifier remains the same.

PAMC5500 power amplifier

The above photos are of the current PRSC5507 and BDPS807 - new images will be added when we get them. But let's face it, they'll look the same! More details will be posted when we have them.

Onkyo TXNR1008 THX 3D AV Receiver

Onkyo are about to release the TXNR1008 THX Select 2 Plus 3D compatible home theatre receiver, and as usual, Onkyo are leading the way with some new, genuinely useful features, keeping them one step ahead of the competition.

The TXNR1008 is a full HD audio decoding 9.2 channel AV receiver, with HDMI 1.4a 3D compatibility. This 3 zone receiver is THX Select 2 Plus certified, incorporating Faroudja DCDi video processing, Audyssey Multi-EQ processing (with Audyssey Dynamic Voume) and Audyssey DSX. It is also equipped with ISF video calibration. It is fully DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 compatible, and has full internet radio access, as well as having access to Last.FM and Napster. The TXNR1008 is rated at 180w into a 6ohm load.

Detailed PDF below:

Onkyo PDF TX-NR1008 Manual

Onkyo TX-NR 708 & TX-NR808 3D AV Receivers

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.

Full details are contained within the PDF's below:

Onkyo TX-NR708

Onkyo TX-NR808

Available soon!!

Onkyo BDPS807 THX Bluray Player

OnkyoBDPS807

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......


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