New Blu-ray player and lots more
Onkyo is one of the big names in home theater gear and they have all sorts of offerings. I have one of its home theater in a box system in my media room and love the gear. It sounds good, looks good, and was very easy to set up. If you are in the market for a new home theater system Onkyo has just unveiled a bunch of new gear.
Onkyo has new premium home theater in a box systems including the HT-S6400. This system has a new 5.1 channel speaker set with a powered sub all with matching glossy black cases. The speakers will be available alone too in a SKS-HT690 package. The S6400 will ship in July for $699. Onkyo also has other systems including the HT-S7400, HT-S8400, and HT-S9400THX that will ship in May. They will sell for $799, $899, and $1099 respectively.
Onkyo also has a new receiver called the TX-NR709. It will ship late this month and it is a 7.2 channel receiver. It supports network connectivity and has compatibility for Windows 7 and DLNA. It has a front USB port, WRAT amps, and lots of audio format support with Dolby and DTS among others. It has dual subwoofer outputs and Marvell Qdeo 4K upscaling. It will sell for $899.
Onkyo has also pulled its first affordable Blu-ray player out of the shadows called the BD-SP309. This player supports 3D and connects to the web for streaming video from Netflix, Vudu, and audio from Pandora. It supports HD and SD resolutions and can upscale via HDMI. The player also has two USB ports for direct connection of USB drives. The Blu-ray player will ship in May for $249.