updated 12:20 pm EDT, Wed June 30, 2010
Onkyo intros high-end receivers with 3D, Win 7
Home theater manufacturer Onkyo on Tuesday detailed the upcoming release of two new high-end receivers, the TX-NR3008 and TX-NR5008. New features include 3D-compatible HDMI 1.4a inputs, DLNA 1.5 media sharing with Windows 7 support, and media streaming. The receivers otherwise share three-zone support, HQV Reon VX video processing, two HDMI outputs and a maximum of 9.2 channels.
Both Sidy-By-Side and Top-and-Bottom 3D broadcasting standards are supported by either receiver. An Ethernet port lets users connect them to the Internet through a computer and stream Internet radio or music from all the big name sites, as well as digital audio files, with nearly all common file types supported.
Audyssey's room-correction and equalization feature is included for helping account for a room's unique acoustics.
The TX-NR3008's front-side USB port and the TX-NR5008's front and rear USB ports can play back audio from thumb drives or play music and display album art from connected iPhones or iPods.
Either receiver has separate transformers for audio and video processing, and the TX-NR5008 adds a toroidal transformer and 22,000 uF capacitors. Other shared features bring a VGA input for connecting to computers, HDMI throughput and a backlit and customizable remote.
The TX-NR3008 will cost $2,100 and the TX-NR5008 $2,700 when they ship in August.