Denon Receivers HDMI 1.3 Support
Denon Electronics took some time at CES this year to reaffirm its position as a technology leader by showcasing a variety of next-generation surround sound technologies at some private meetings. Products offered advanced connectivity options and lifestyle-enhancing home entertainment applications. In addition to a wide range of A/V receivers and DVD players that feature the CI designation (for Custom Integration), the company's "Tech Showcase 2007" demonstrated for dealers the high-definition audio formats from Dolby & dts that will be incorporated in Denon's 2007 A/V receiver line, available later this year.
Denon President Stephen Baker noted, "Along with the rapid growth of flat-panel high-definition TVs, the CE industry is seeing parallel growth in the advanced audio/video surround sound receiver segment. The new generation of receivers feature advanced connectivity and networking, and are designed to literally serve as the 'entertainment hub' or central component required to connect and integrate all of today's home entertainment devices. As we look to 2007 and beyond, Denon's goal is to lead the way in home entertainment connectivity and applications with custom installation-friendly products that let consumers experience the very latest surround sound and video formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, both of which will be supported by our next- generation receivers."
There you have it - the '08 series of receiver should include HDMI 1.3 or 1.3a technology to enable transmission of the new formats natively through their receivers. No mention was made of updates to existing AV receivers and, other than possible flagship product updates, we don't anticipate any.