The app will integrate Onkyo's new receivers as well as some of their older ones.
One of the biggest trends in home theater this year has been integration with smartphones and touchscreen devices. Of all those devices, Apples products reign supreme as the most commonly added.
The folks at Onkyo have taken notice, and are launching an app that will enable iPhone and iPod Touch control this January. You'll be able to do all the normal day-to-day things like adjust volume and balance, select inputs and even browse media on a NAS device.
The app will work with all of Onkyo's new receivers for 2011, and will play nice with xxx7 and xxx8 receivers, though the xxx7 series will have more limited control options.
You'll need to connect your receiver to a wireless router to make it all work, since the app will make use of this connection to communicate with the receiver.
Expect to hear more before the official launch of the new functionality early next year.