Onkyo Electronics has announced plans to release two new A/V receivers later this year, each supporting full DTS-HD Master Lossless Audio and Dolby TrueHD decoding.
The TX-SR605 is due in late May, with an MSRP of $599. It will be followed later this fall by high-end THX Ultra 2-c certified TX-S4806, which will list for a cool $1099.
Both units are the first next-gen hardware to hit the market capable of decoding DTS-HD Master Lossless Audio at their full resolution, via HDMI V1.3A connections. Until now, there has been no way to enjoy DTS-HD soundtracks on Blu-ray and HD DVD discs at their full potential, as all current next-gen receivers and players have, at best, only been able to extract a standard DTS 1.5mpbs "core" audio stream from DTS-HD-encoded discs.
We'll certainly be excited to add full DTS-HD decoding to our setup here at High-Def Digest, and watch for reviews of discs with DTS-HD Master Lossless Audio soundtracks beginning as soon as the Onkyo players hit the market. Stay tuned!