Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new home theater receivers with HDMI 2.0 support are coming soon.
Hot on the heels of Pioneer's recent announcement, Onkyo has revealed its own lineup of 4K ready HDMI 2.0 A/V receivers. The upcoming slate includes the TX-NR535 and the TX-NR636.
The TX-NR535 is a 5.2 channel receiver while the TX-NR636 offers support for 7.2 channels. Both devices are 4K/60 Hz and 21:9 compatible, making them a perfect fit for Ultra HD TVs and PC gamers. Likewise, both models are designed with custom high-current architecture with "a massive customized transformer, extra-large capacitors, and discrete low-distortion amplifiers." Built-in Wi-Fi and Blutetooth connectivity is included as well, allowing users to stream high-res music from their mobile devices and services like Spotify, Deezer, AUPEO!, and TuneIn.
In addition, the TX-NR636 offers support for the HDCP 2.2 DRM copy-protection standard which will be used for future 4K content. This model also uses Onkyo's Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on the front and center channels, and two 32-bit DSP engines.
The Onkyo TX-NR535 is expected to launch later this month for a suggested retail price of $499. The Onkyo TX-NR636 will be available in April for a suggested retail price of $699.
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