Onkyo Debuts Line Topping 3D Blu-ray Deck


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 media server.

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 sports.

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, Onkyo said.


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