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Onkyo Chooses HD DVD

by August 09, 2007
Onkyo DV-HD805 HD DVD player

Onkyo DV-HD805 HD DVD player

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.

About Onkyo
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.

Gasman posts on November 16, 2007 10:42
dobyblue, post: 329072
Waiting 41 seconds just for the tray to open on an XA2 is ridiculous.
Hmm, with the latest firmware update, it should speed up. (newest version 2.7 released 2 or 3 days ago)
I know with the A2 here, it DID cut my load time in half (at least for Shrek 3)

Now just waiting for load times to get better on the XA1.
bigbangtheory posts on November 16, 2007 10:37
billnchristy, post: 294721
I think you are totally disregarding the power of the cheap.

Im not saying which will win or lose but when walmart starts selling cheap HD players by the boatload….

What he said…wait for Black Friday and you will see…people like new and improved ALMOST as much as they like value for the money (ref: cheap).
dobyblue posts on November 13, 2007 09:05
tn001d, post: 328021
Getting a triple layer 51 GB disc in the works doesnt mean the spec isnt finalized, IT IS FINALIZED. Blu-ray has a lot of work ahead of itself.. 2 min wait time is ridiculous on a $700 sony player. I got transfomers going in 30 sec!

Waiting 41 seconds just for the tray to open on an XA2 is ridiculous.
The Sharp blu-ray player has discs playing from power on in about 20 seconds most times.
The PS3 in 15 seconds from power on.

Blu-ray has nowhere near as much work ahead of it as HD DVD. It's been over a year and a half since lauch and still only one manufacturer has standalone players on the market. Will Onkyo even launch their player with the pricing Toshiba has on theirs? The XA2 is only $499 on Amazon. Toshiba are pricing everyone else out of the HD DVD hardware game, whilst Blu-ray is still profitable for CE's and sells more software.

Harrison476, post: 329067
I agree with you Tn00ID , I like the looks of the sony better also. Hey I watch my new copy of spiderman3 last night :
What do ya'll think?

I thought the sound was amazing, an “A” easily. Which track are you listening to? How is it being decoded? I presume with the BD-P1400 and TX-SR875 you're bitstreaming the 24-bit TrueHD track?
Harrison476 posts on November 13, 2007 08:40
I agree with you Tn00ID , I like the looks of the sony better also. Hey I watch my new copy of spiderman3 last night :



What do ya'll think?
Soundman posts on November 09, 2007 16:03
Adam, post: 294929
Links, Seth=L, provide the LINKS! Quit stalling. If your gonna give an opinion, you better be able to provide links to it.

Why would he need links if it is just his opinion? He's not stating it as fact. It's just his opinion.
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