Onkyo Announces a Flagship THX Certified Blu-ray Player

Posted Wed Sep 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The BD-SP808 launches this September at $599.

Back in 1994, Onkyo came out with the world's first THX certified A/V receiver. Needless to say, it went over well, and Onkyo's engineers have been working closely with THX since. The BD-SP808 is the latest Blu-ray player to come out of Onkyo, and THX certification is among its many features.

The player is capable of just about everything you'd expect a flagship player from Onkyo to do. It decodes the latest in high definition audio formats, plays back Blu-rays at 1080p, and upscales standard definition DVDs thanks to a Marvel Qdeo scaler.

It's incredibly slick looking, featuring a strong and rigid chassis that helps to minimize the effects of vibrations. The drive mechanism is mounted right in the center for the same reason.

You'll find an HDMI output on the back of the BD-SP808, as well as stereo, optical and coaxial audio outputs. There's a component output too, and even one for composite video – just in case you want to go standard definition with your beautiful new Blu-ray player.

The BD-SP808 launches this September at a price of $599 along with Denon's other THX certified separates.

Source: eCoustics

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