Onkyo Multi room and 3d Receivers
Onkyo have outed a trio of new A/V receivers, complete with THX certification and all 3D-capable. The Onkyo TX-NR1008, TX-NR808, and TX-NR708 each have an ethernet port for internet and home network connectivity, including DLNA streaming, and they also support Dolby® Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX, the former offering extra height channels for improved ambience, the latter adding either height or width channels.
On the 7.2-channel TX-NR808 and TX-NR708 the extra channels replace the surround rear channels. Meanwhile, on the 9.2-channel TX-NR1008 they have dedicated extra ports. There’s also multi-room audio, ranging from a single powered zone on the TX-NR708 all the way to simultaneous three-room audio (one of which can be 5.1 surround) on the TX-NR1008.
Pandora, Rhapsody, Audyssey MultEQ, iPod/iPhone-compliant USB ports and seven HDMI 1.4a ports round out the basic specs. The Onkyo TX-NR708 and TX-NR808 will be available at the beginning of July with MRSPs of $899 and $1,099 respectively; the TX-NR1008 will ship at the end of July with an MRSP of $1,399.