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New Integra Components Include Streaming Blu-ray Players

9/20/2010 08:34:46 AM Eastern

Atlanta - Integra comes to the
CEDIA Expo with eight new components that include the brand's first two Blu-ray
players with Internet video on demand services and an expanded selection of
Internet music services in AV receivers.

All of the new AVRs and
preamp/processors feature 3D-compatible HDMI 1.4a inputs and outputs like the Integra
DTR-30.2 and DTR-20.2 AVRs introduced in the spring at a suggested $800 and
$600, respectively. All of the components but one of the two Blu-ray players
are THX-certified.

The Blu-ray players are the $700
DBS-50.2 and $500 DBS 30.2 Blu-ray Players, both of which stream video on
demand from Netflix, Blockbuster, and Roxio. The 50.2 features THX
certification and 1080p upscaling accomplished by a new Marvell Qdeo HD Video
processor. Neither player features 3D capability or playback of SACD or
DVD-Audio discs.

The four new AVRs are the
$2,800-suggested DTR-80.2 and $2,000 DTR-70.2, both of which are 9.2-channel
THX Ultra2 Plus-certified models. The other two AVRs are the $1,400 DTR-50.2
and $1,000 DTR 40.2, both of which are THX Select2 Plus certified 7.2-channel
models. The two new preamp-processors are the 9.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus
DHC-80.2 at $2,300 and the 7.2-channel Select2 Plus-certified DHC-40.2 at
$1,200.

All products are shipping to
custom installers and systems integrators. The brand doesn't sell through national
chains or online retailers.

Three audio components - the
top-end DHC-80.2 preamp-processor and top-end DTR-80.2 and DTR-70.2 AVRs -- are
Integra's first products with Audyssey's new MultEQ XT32 and Audyssey Sub EQ HT
room-correction technologies. MultEQ XT32 delivers 32-times the resolution of
MultEQ XT technology with the same processing power, correcting for
frequency-response and time-domain errors more than 10,000 points across the
frequency spectrum. With the same processing power, MultEQ XT 32 delivers 32
times the resolution, enabling the technology to correct for a greater number
of narrower response peaks and dips. Audyssey Sub EQ HT, offered in conjunction
with XT 32, delivers room correction at low-bass frequencies in systems that
feature two subwoofers.

With
the new audio components, Integra expands its new overlaid graphical on-screen display to all
models to let users control an on-screen menu while a video program plays in
the background.

 As with the previous line, both preamp-processors
and the AVRs priced from $1,000 and up are networked models compatible with
Windows 7 and DLNA Version 1.5-certified. The new models, however, expand their predecessor's roster of
Internet music services, adding Napster, mediafly, and Slacker. Those services
join the Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius Internet Radio services. Like their
predecessors, the new models access Internet radio stations through the vTuner
portal.

Also with the launches, Integra
is adding front-panel Made for iPod/iPhone USB ports to both preamp processors
and to AVRs starting at $1,000. Front-panel USB ports previously had been
promoted as capable of playing music files stored on USB mass storage devices, including  USB flash drives and MP3 players.

 Like before, the new AVRs and preamp-processors
feature select Audyssey room correction technologies, Audyssey Dynamic Volume,
Audyssey Dynamic EQ, decoding of all DolbyTrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, and 1080p
upscaling of all video sources. Also like before, all of the new models feature Audyssey
DSX and Dolby ProLogic IIz, as does the $800 AVR introduced in the spring. Dolby
ProLogic IIz derives matrixed front-height channels, and Audyssey DSX delivers
two front-height and two front-wide channels.

 
Among the new AVRs, $1,400 remains the price point at which Imaging
Science Foundation's Certified Calibration Controls (ISFccc) video-calibration
technology is included. The two pre-pros also feature ISFccc, like their
predecessors. The on-board video calibration makes it possible to individually
optimize video signals for each video source connected to an AVR or preamp-processor even if the AVR or preamp-processor is connected to a video
display via a single HDMI cable.

 Also
like before, all Integra receivers and premp-processors are HD Radio-ready with
accessory UP-HT1 Universal Port Tuner.

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