Originally Posted by fragglerock585
Here comes the inevitablely "trolling flamebait post".
I understand audio well, but you all keep referring to this reciever as the "ultimate HD-DVD reciever". I dont see any functions that do not benefit BD also, especially at this low price.
I for one, a BD owner, will be buying it, but I was wondering why it was being referred to that way.
If it were a flamebait post, it would have been posted in the BR forum under the same title.
Being that this is indeed the HD DVD forum, and Onkyo supports HD DVD, and promised to release recievers and players to specifically enhance HD DVD:
Onkyo also plans to develop AV receivers to enjoy attractive and vigorous HD DVD content through a single HDMI cable that transfers video, audio and control signals.
The title is very accurate. These recievers are pretty much designed to support the standard audio available on HD DVD...TrueHD etc.
Now your post in the HD DVD forum questioning the title of this post is what can be construed as flamebating. http://www.us.onkyo.com/news.cfm?id=2
Today, the global environment for audio visual products has changed dramatically; large screen HDTV sales have been growing and consumer demand for the high definition content is increasing. In parallel with the expansion of digital broadcasting services, DVD has been required to provide much more data capacity and higher density, which HD DVD can fulfill.
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD 5.1 channel audio processing formats are supported by HD DVD, which allows consumers to enjoy a high quality home theater experience. HD DVD also will offer the advanced content and features such as active menus and PinP video adopted by HD DVD.
Onkyo will introduce an HD DVD player initially in the North American market, where there is a strong demand for packaged media in high definition with the increasing large screen HDTVs market, and then plans to further expand to other markets. Onkyo also plans to develop AV receivers to enjoy attractive and vigorous HD DVD content through a single HDMI cable that transfers video, audio and control signals.
Details of the Onkyo HD DVD player for North America, including launch timing, specifications and specifics of the launch in other regions along with future AV receivers will be announced separately.