Onkyo has decided revive their range of TV receivers at the market place by offering cutting edge technologies with the new TX-NR717 and TX-NR818 receivers. The new A/V boxes are ready to hit the shelves, which will succeed the entry-level TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 receivers from the company.
The upcoming devices will be capable of much more than the above devices. The new TX-NR devices will carry 7.2-channel network receivers which use Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs on all seven channels, with the TX-NR818 adding PLL jitter-clearing circuits, isolated pre-amp blocks, and an isolated power amplifier.
Apart from Internet radio and music streaming capabilities, users can also enjoy their personal cloud-based music collections via MP3tunes. An Ethernet connection would allows playback from PC or media server, and also eases the regular firmware updates.
The device’s Qdeo processor handles all video up-scaling duties. It also touts total of 8 HDMI ports each which enables 3D video support, as well as DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio decoding. It also packs a THX Select 2 Plus certification, and a face lifted 1080p GUI.
The company had also planned iOS and Kindle Fire variants of its Android Remote App, but has not been clear on their availability with the device’s release. While the TX-NR717 will cost around $999, the sibling TX-NR818 can be yours for around $1,119.
You may want to start saving up for the device , which may rollout in May.