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ONKYO Introduces Its First HD DVD Player, Including High-Bit-Rate and Lossless Audio

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ONKYO Introduces Its First HD DVD Player, Including High-Bit-Rate and Lossless Audio Streaming via HDMI 1.3a

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/9/07) - ONKYO USA has announced the launch of its first HD-DVD player, the DV-HD805. This player has been introduced to realize the potential of high-definition HD DVD content. It is also one of the first HD DVD players to take advantage of high-bit-rate audio streaming via HDMI version 1.3a. The DV-HD805 will be available in the fall of 2007.

The DV-HD805 is designed to partner with Onkyo's 2007 A/V receiver line-up. Both the HD DVD player and the A/V receivers feature HDMI version 1.3a connections, making the combination of these components the perfect platform for high-definition 1080p video images. It also nicely complements Onkyo's A/V receivers by streaming of the new lossless surround sound formats, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS®-HD Master Audio, as well as two "lossy" formats, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS®-HD High Resolution Audio.

The Onkyo DV-HD805 has the capability to support different frame rates, including playback at 24 frames per second, which is the native frame rate of the original sources for most HD content. This ensures that the user will be able to experience the playback of films recorded to HD DVD with the smoothest, most stable reproduction possible.

HDMI version 1.3a allows the DV-HD805 to offer the full potential of high-definition 1080p video (the native resolution of HD DVD discs). Furthermore, HDMI version 1.3a enables Deep Color technology to improve color tones and achieve finer color gradation. Also, when connected with the new Onkyo HDMI version 1.3a A/V receivers, the DV-HD805 is capable of high-bit-rate audio streaming output. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound codecs enable bit-for-bit reproduction of the studio master meaning that this player is capable of the highest clarity and most advanced realism from movie soundtracks. It also has the capability to provide Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio bit stream data.

HD DVD specifications allow for the inclusion of web-enabled network connectivity to develop new and unique content such as additional materials and bonus features. In addition to downloading content, HD DVD users also have the ability to upload content and interact with providers, to participate in interactive polls for example. Compared to other media formats, HD DVD is advanced in this capacity. The DV-HD805 includes an Ethernet port to allow users access to these capabilities, as well as enable the user to easily download any future firmware updates.

Recognized as the leading video processing technology in the home theater industry, the DV-HD805's onboard HQV Reon VX video processing chipset provides exceptionally precise video scaling (to 720p, 1080i or 1080p). When used with the standard-definition DVD format, HQV Reon VX enables viewers to enjoy superior video quality at the native resolution of the connected high-definition display. HQV Reon VX processing also eliminates or substantially reduces video noise for improved video reproduction.

The DV-HD805 will be available in the fall of 2007 at a suggested retail price of $899.

Onkyo, which takes its name from the Japanese "On" meaning 'sound' and "Kyo" meaning 'harmony,' has been producing precision audio components for over a half-century. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

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HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

HD DVD and DVD are trademarks of DVD Format/Logo Licensing, LLC.

Dolby, Pro Logic, Surround EX, TrueHD and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.

HQV is a registered trademark of Silicon Optix.
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There will also be an Integra-branded version at the same price.

-E
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Bitstream and a Reon.... hmm...
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Onkyo seems to be touting bitstream transfer of the new audio codecs.
I wonder how they plan to do that with advanced authored content?
post #5 of 188
BUT HD DVD IS DEAD!!!!!! The BDA already said that a thousand times!! Don't you people listen???



Well... this Onkyo player will kick any Blu-ray player's butt.
post #6 of 188
Nicer than the Blu-Ray Denon if you ask me (and cheaper).

I'll upgrade my HT A2 to that..
post #7 of 188
Sign me up for one of those. We need a picture of the player.
post #8 of 188
$899- surprisingly modest considering the DV-SP1000. Will Robert at VE be carrying this?
post #9 of 188
I hope they send one to "Secrets" for review
post #10 of 188
This player along with the new Onkyo TX-SR875 receiver would be a sweet combo.
post #11 of 188
very good news.christmas is going to be fun.
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This player along with the new Onkyo TX-SR875 receiver would be a sweet combo.

I was thinking it would be a sweet combo even with my lowly Onkyo 605 receiver.

My XA1 has been perfect for over a year now, but this may finally move me to upgrade. I have several European imports with DTS-HD MA I would love to hear in full resolution.
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Nice, very nice - I guess now Denon will work harder on their HD DVD player plans (which they already confirmed). This Onkyo HD DVD player kicks the Denon bluray player's butt hard.
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Originally Posted by WirelessGuru View Post

Onkyo seems to be touting bitstream transfer of the new audio codecs.
I wonder how they plan to do that with advanced authored content?

Bitstream doesn't include Advanced Authored content. That is the choice the user has to make when selecting the mode. A likely possibility using DTS-HD MA as an example would be to watch the film once with DTS-HD MA bitstream, then go to DTS-Core at the player to play with the Advanced Content features. The sound will still be very good, just not as good !
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this is phenomenal news, now nobody can accuse hd dvd no more of just having one manufacturer behind. also one more brand is going to spend money on advertising thus making hd dvd a more common name.
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Bitstream doesn't include Advanced Authored content. That is the choice the user has to make when selecting the mode. A likely possibility using DTS-HD MA as an example would be to watch the film once with DTS-HD MA bitstream, then go to DTS-Core at the player to play with the Advanced Content features. The sound will still be very good, just not as good !

I understand they could go this route. But wont this confuse the consumer? If the player is set to output bitstream, will it automatically revert to the core if the IME feature in engaged?
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Nice, very nice - I guess now Denon will work harder on their HD DVD player plans (which they already confirmed). This Onkyo HD DVD player kicks the Denon bluray player's butt hard.

It has, where is the link that confirms they are making an HD-DVD player?

Also besides the price, tell me again what makes the Onkyo better than the Denon BD player? To me its roughly the same.
post #18 of 188
Definitely good news for "The dead format" (HD DVD).
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If Onkyo makes it, it has to be good. A bit rich for my blood, but at least there are more choices now.
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The Onkyo/Integra players are based on the Toshiba HD-XA2. Future models will be designed in-house.

-E
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I understand they could go this route. But wont this confuse the consumer? If the player is set to output bitstream, will it automatically revert to the core if the IME feature in engaged?

The lockout behavior is probably up to the manufacturer to define. The default behavior of the player would probably be the same as players now -- Advanced Authored being LPCM output. I'm presuming the manual will discuss the bitstream option and its ramifications.
post #22 of 188
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This player along with the new Onkyo TX-SR875 receiver would be a sweet combo.

=HD heaven.
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this is phenomenal news, now nobody can accuse hd dvd no more of just having one manufacturer behind. also one more brand is going to spend money on advertising thus making hd dvd a more common name.

yes no more bull .... like this .
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The lockout behavior is probably up to the manufacturer to define. The default behavior of the player would probably be the same as players now -- Advanced Authored being LPCM output. I'm presuming the manual will discuss the bitstream option and its ramifications.

This, much like the 3rd gen players is all speculation at this point. The HD-DVD spec, as it stands right now, is that Advanced Authored media has to be decoded in player. It is entirely possible that only non-AA discs will output bitstream and the AA discs will still require player decoding. No one has said for sure how this is going to work.

If manufacturers start ignoring the spec you end up with BD's situation with different hardware, different features and confused customers.
post #25 of 188
Just please tell us it will be BLACK... I think this with their 805, 875 or 905 will be a great combo...
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Just please tell us it will be BLACK... I think this with their 805, 875 or 905 will be a great combo...

True dat.
post #27 of 188
Oh and yes I will be getting one!
post #28 of 188
Analog outs and some high quality ("audiophile") audio DAC's, and we're good to go.
post #29 of 188
I'll buy this player only if it supports DTS-HD MA decoding (not bitstream), and fulfills the basic needs of stability and fast operation.
post #30 of 188
So no rumored DVD-A and SACD playback. Guess they really are dead formats. Did anyone see anything about analog output?

It sounds like what it is . . an Onkyo XA2. The more the merrier when it comes to CEM's building HD DVD player. Selling product requires advertising
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