Upper Saddle River, N.J. - Onkyo has released the BD-SP809, its
top-of-the-line THX-certified Blu-ray Disc player.
The BD-SP809 handles a wide range of disc media and had home-network
functionality that supports video on demand, the company said.
The Onkyo BD-SP809 will be available in August with a
suggested retail of $599.
As well as playing 3D-encoded Blu-ray Discs, the deck plays
virtually all the major types of CD and DVD -- including those encoded with
popular compressed formats such as DivX HD, MP3 and WMA, the company said.
Furthermore, it features a USB port that enables users to play audio and video
files from a USB mass storage device.
Owners with a local network setup in their home can use the
BD-SP809 to incorporate videos, music and photos sent from a DLNA 1.5-certified
The BD-SP809 video-on-demand capabilities allow consumers to
stream movies and TV shows directly to their TVs in HD- or SD-quality video
through the Netflix, Blockbuster, Film Fresh, and VUDU services, Onkyo said.
Video sources are played through the BD-SP809's onboard Qdeo
technology from Marvell enabling de-interlacing, noise-reduction and 1080p up-scaling.
The player also has twin HDMI outputs allowing users to switch between two
displays, such as a main TV for casual viewing and a projector for movies and
The BD-SP809 supports high-definition audio formats in the
form of DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, and it has been THX certified,