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Onkyo duals?

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http://www.e-gear.com/story/story.bs...nown&swd=onkyo

Onkyo also announced a new single-disc DVD player, DV-SP405 with 1080p upscaling capability, but it had no further information on when it might enter the high-definition DVD player arena. At CES 2007, it had announced its intent to introduce an HD DVD model, but Haas said that the company is looking at both [the HD DVD and Blu-ray] formats currently, and deciding whether to field either a standalone player or a multiple-format model. He added that a market entry could surface probably closer to the fourth quarter.
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Hopefully they make a dual format player. Hybrid players will end this ridculous format war.
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I wouldn't mind Onkyo delivering a Uni player. In fact I'm even more excited about seeing their HD player because their new 2007 HDMI AVRs support HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) so likely their HD player would to. That would allow the use of one less remote.

from Wikipedia

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Consumer Electronics Control channel

The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) channel is optional to implement, but wiring is mandatory.

The channel:
Uses the industry standard AV Link protocol
Used for remote control functions.
One-wire bidirectional serial bus.
Defined in HDMI Specification 1.0, updated in HDMI 1.2a, and again in 1.3a (Added timer and audio commands).

This feature is used in two ways:
To allow the user to command and control multiple CEC-enabled boxes with one remote control, and
To allow individual CEC-enabled boxes to command and control each other, without user intervention.

An example of the latter is to allow the DVD player, when the drawer closes with a disk, to command the TV and the intervening A/V Receiver (all with CEC) to power-up, select the appropriate HDMI ports, and auto-negotiate the proper video mode and audio mode. No remote control command is needed. Similarly, this *type* of equipment can be programmed to return to sleep mode when the movie ends, perhaps by checking the real-time clock. If it is later than 11:00pm, and the user does not specifically command the systems with the remote control, then the systems all turn off at the command from the DVD player.

I wonder how you manage this functionality. It's be nice if AVRs began to come with html interfaces for configuring options.
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