Onkyo has announced the release of the BD-SP809, the company?s new top-of-the-line THX Certified Blu-ray Disc player.
The BD-SP809 handles a wide range of disc media, includes home-network
functionality that supports one of the more recent developments in home
entertainment, video on demand (VOD).
As well as playing the latest 3D-encoded Blu-ray Discs, the BD-SP809 plays
virtually all the major types of CD and DVD?including those encoded with popular
compressed formats such as DivX HD, MP3, and WMA. Furthermore, it features a USB
port that enables users to play audio and video files from a USB mass storage
Owners with a local network set-up in their home can use the BD-SP809 to
incorporate videos, music, and photos sent from a DLNA 1.5-certified media
The Onkyo 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.
Onboard Qdeo technology from Marvell ensures deinterlacing, noise-reduction, and
1080p upscaling. Meanwhile, the player?s twin HDMI outputs allow users to switch
easily 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. The integrity of these lossless formats is preserved by
the player's high-precision clock and by a construction design that incorporates
separate blocks for video/audio circuitry and a vibration-reducing top cover.
The Onkyo BD-SP809 will be available in August with a suggested retail price of