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Sherwood Newcastle R-972 HDMI 1.3 Receiver

by December 04, 2006
Filed under: Receivers/Processors

MSRP: $1499

Sherwood revamped their entire line of A/V receivers and displayed them at CES. Not only did they acclimate into the 21 st century with their first HDMI enabled receivers but they went above and beyond the status quo by incorporating new features not currently available on the market.

Some of the most noted features include:

  • HDMI 1.3
  • Video Scaling to 1080p
  • Converts analogue video to HDMI
  • GUI OSD
  • DTS Master Audio HD
  • Dolby TruHD
  • RF Remote Control
  • Automatic Audio Set-up
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT
  • RS-232 Control / Upgrade
  • Multi Source, Multi Zone
  • A/V Sync Delay by Input
  • XM Connect & Play
  • Installer Memory
  • Built in bi-amp capability

The R-972 boasts 100 wpc x 7 and is powered by TI DA-710 & 708 bit DSPs. Want flexible bass management? No problem, Sherwood includes a quadruple independent crossover scheme.

For more information, visit: http://www.sherwoodusa.com/

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