All Onkyo A/V receivers are capable of carrying high-resolution 3D video formats from source devices to your 3D-capable display via HDMI.
Selected Onkyo receivers offer 4K (4096 x 2160) upscaling of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by Qdeo video processing technology from Marvell. Qdeo uses algorithms to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible wide-screen display, your content will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.
Note: 4K video playback requires a 4K-compatible TV. HDMI pass-through of 4K content from source devices is not supported. 4K upscaling of analog video is only available at 480i.
THX Ultra2 Plus components are ideally suited for a room where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is greater than 4 meters, and the room size is approximately 85 cubic meters. THX Loudness Plus is included in the specification.
Transporting high-definition (HD) video, 3D encoded HD video, and multi-channel HD audio, HDMI is the most desirable connection for home entertainment. Onkyo’s HDMI-enabled A/V components send and receive HD signals, connecting components such as Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, media streamers, and gaming consoles to compatible HDTVs. Recent versions of HDMI also incorporate an ARC (Audio Return Channel) for sending audio from the TV tuner through the connected receiver, and for enabling the use of an overlaid high-definition GUI (Graphical User Interface) on Onkyo A/V receivers.
Dolby TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD audio is bit-for-bit identical to the highest-resolution studio masters. Together with high-definition video, it offers an unprecedented home theater experience. Now listeners can enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.
Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz
Dolby Pro Logic IIz adds a vertical dimension to your home theater soundstage, delivering an expanded surround-sound experience from any 5.1-channel or stereo source. Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables the inclusion of two Front Height speakers into your surround-sound setup. The Height channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that helps immerse you even more deeply into your movies and games. With Dolby Pro Logic IIz, rain seems to burst from clouds right above you, and helicopters fly realistically overhead.
Dolby Volume performs independent loudness adjustments to different frequencies and channels to produce a listening experience that includes all the dynamics of the original mix. It also enables users to enjoy a consistent playback volume for different input sources.
DTS-HD Master Audio™ is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. DTS-HD Master Audio™ delivers audio at super-high variable bit rates—24.5 Mbps on Blu-ray Disc—which is significantly higher than standard DVDs. This bit stream is so fast, and the transfer rate is so high, that it can deliver 7.1 audio channels at a sampling frequency of 24 bits—identical to the original. With DTS-HD Master Audio™, you will be able to experience movies and music exactly as the artist intended: clear, pure, and uncompromised.
DTS Neo:X is one of the most advanced upmixing solutions for high-end home theater systems. The software expands stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 audio sources across up to eleven channels in a big variety of speaker configurations. Front Height speakers, for example, carry effects in the vertical dimension (such as planes flying overhead), but also elevate ambient sounds for more depth and realism. Front Wide speakers, on the other hand, expand the soundstage and offer smooth tracking of directional effects. DTS Neo:X provides three modes of operation, including cinema, music, and game.
Audyssey DSX lets you augment a standard 7.1-channel surround set-up with two “front wide” channels*. Two extra speakers expand the width of the soundstage and help to produce a more realistic and immersive listening experience. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can be configured to deliver “front height” channels. These channels carry non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games.
*Front Wide channels are not available with TX-NR616 and TX-NR609.
Audyssey MultEQ® XT32
MultEQ XT32 is Audyssey’s flagship room correction solution. The system collects data from ten thousand individual control points, allowing the finer details of a room’s acoustical problems to be corrected. The ultra high-resolution filters are applied to all channels, including the subwoofers. As well as creating a more harmonious soundstage, MultEQ XT32 helps locate directional effects in movie soundtracks and makes dialog more distinct. As Audyssey’s premium system, MultEQ XT32 applies 512x high-resolution filters both to satellites and subwoofers, as well as managing crossover, polarity, delays, and level settings.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume®
This technology allows you to set the volume level that you want and keep it there, without having to constantly adjust it. By anticipating sudden spikes and dips in the audio soundtrack and compensating for them in real time, Audyssey Dynamic Volume ensures consistent volume levels, regardless of the content you’re enjoying. Thanks to Audyssey Dynamic Volume, quiet dialogue is easier to pick up, loud passages retain their impact, and commercials are less intrusive.
The Vida VHD1900 from HQV upscales lower-quality content to 1080p, and also enhances native high-definition sources. The chip employs multi-cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing, and four-field motion-adaptive de-interlacing. Auto HQV™ enhances the incoming image, while HQV StreamClean™ cleans up compressed video from online sources by eliminating mosquito and block noise.
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration dramatically improves home theatre video by enabling sharper-focused, fuller-resolution images and a more accurate color balance. Turning your A/V receiver into a true video hub, this function ensures that every video source is independently calibrated for your connected high-definition display. Also, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.
On selected Onkyo receivers/players, interlaced-to-progressive video conversion and scaling are performed by high-quality Qdeo technology from Marvell. Qdeo is a versatile video processor that uses algorithms designed to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible wide-screen display, your Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.
Virtually removes digital pulse noise for a smooth analog signal.
Conventional D/A conversion methods reduce digital pulse noise at the conversion stage but can't remove it completely. VLSC employs a unique D/A conversion circuit to overcome this problem. Data is converted between sampling points and these points are joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output wave form. The result—a virtually noiseless, smooth, analog signal based on the digital source that brings out even the most subtle of nuances in music sources (including DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD), DVD Video sources (including high-definition), broadcasts, digital music files such as MP3s, and gaming content.
WRAT is based around a low negative-feedback circuit topology that works to reduce signal noise and distortion across the frequency range. A “closed ground-loop circuit” design is employed, in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion. High Instantaneous Current Capability (HICC) enables WRAT amplifiers to immediately cancel the speakers’ reflex energy and instantaneously send out the next signal. The same high current better manages speaker impedance fluctuations, which can negatively affect performance.
Selected Onkyo A/V receivers feature licensed InstaPrevue visual input management technology by Silicon Image. InstaPrevue technology displays a series of thumbnail videos on screen representing the available content on devices connected via HDMI. The feature is accessed via the Home Menu screen. InstaPrevue technology makes switching HDMI inputs and choosing content much easier.
MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) is an interface protocol allowing the connection of compatible portable electronic devices such as smart phones to A/V receivers. The protocol transports uncompressed 1080p video stored on smart phone for display on HDTV, with up to 7.1-channels of surround sound. On selected Onkyo network receivers, smart phones can be connected via a designated front-panel MHL/HDMI port. While officially ‘connection agnostic’, MHL cables commonly feature an HDMI plug and Micro USB connector. Once linked to an Onkyo network receiver, the user can control their smart phone using the system remote. Smart phones are recharged upon connection, and no separate power supply for the device is necessary while connected to the receiver.
Seven-Channel Onkyo Network A/V Receivers
Seven-channel network receivers allow the Front Height and Front Wide channel outputs to be assigned to connect speakers in Zone 2 and Zone 3. Users may easily distribute powered audio to either Zone 2 or Zone 3 without having to change inputs, and retain a five-channel home theater system in the main room. Up to three different audio sources may be distributed to all three zones simultaneously with the addition of a stereo amp in either Zone 2 or Zone 3, and using a corresponding Zone 2/3 line-out.
Nine-channel Onkyo Network A/V Receivers
Nine-channel receivers are able to power Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously using the four additional surround channel outputs, while retaining a five-channel setup for home theater. The user can distribute up to three different audio sources from the receiver across all three zones without the need for an additional stereo amplifier.
Onkyo’s network-ready devices employ an Ethernet or Wireless LAN connection to bring streaming audio and internet radio to your listening space. Internet radio provides a virtually limitless choice of channels with music, news, talkback, and more. Meanwhile, home network capability allows you to bring to your living room a large range of audio files stored on your PC or on an in-house media server.
Consumer electronics manufacturers established the DLNA standard to enable entertainment devices connected to a home network to share their content with one another directly, without the need for a complex set-up procedure.
Onkyo devices sporting this logo have passed Microsoft’s stringent tests to guarantee compatibility with their latest operating system, Windows 7. This compatibility allows users to stream audio content from their PC to a network-capable device.
Spotify’s on-demand music service is a convenient alternative to downloading and storing songs physically on your computer. Users can access a library of more than 16 million tracks through selected Onkyo network-capable devices. Use the remote controller and graphical interface on your TV to search for songs, albums, and artists. It’s a revolutionary way to discover new music and enjoy old favorites, while you save on disc and shelf space.
The AUPEO! service, delivered online and free of charge, offers a wide range of more than 120 specialized music channels for users to choose from. It provides an easy way for users to discover new music and enjoy their favorite genres. User-selected stations can be customized with Loves and Bans to create a fully personalized listening experience. Furthermore, users can search for a specific artist on Artist Radio, or use the unique Mood Selector to match the music style to their mood.
vTuner is an easy way to find and listen to radio broadcasts over the Internet. vTuner organizes the stations into one place on your desktop, there is no need to browse the Web.
Selected Onkyo A/V receivers, Blu-ray Players, hi-fi and stereo components feature at least one USB port. ‘Made for iPod’ and ‘Made for iPhone’ means the connection is specifically designed to interface with iPod, iPod touch, and iPhone*. ‘Direct Digital Connection’ means audio signals are transported in digital form (rather than analog) for clearer, more accurate sound. A USB port also lets you play a range of audio formats including MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, AAC, and FLAC audio files stored on a flash-memory device using the system remote for track selection and playback.
*Please refer to product information material for details about compatibility with specific Onkyo models.
For A/V receivers
Select Onkyo A/V receivers offer integrated system control with certain HDMI-compatible high-definition displays, DVD and hard-disk recorders, and Blu-ray Disc players. With one remote control, you can control certain functions, including Standby, Volume and Direct Change. These receivers can seamlessly integrate with other compatible playback components and displays.
For DVD players
RIHD also enables selected Onkyo players to easily integrate with compatible Onkyo A/V receivers and other compatible displays.
*Compatibility depends on respective model.
Onkyo’s exclusive Theater-Dimensional circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two ordinary speakers.
Onkyo’s RI system lets you operate multiple RI-compatible components through a single remote control. RI capability also gives you further functionality with Onkyo’s Remote Interactive Dock for the iPod, including System On/System Off, Auto Power On, Auto Selector (Direct Change) and Timer functions.
Selected Onkyo A/V receivers feature ‘Hybrid Standby’ mode to save energy and provide greater levels of convenience. Hybrid Standby Mode provides ‘HDMI through’ functionality and maintains a local network connection while the receiver is essentially powered down. This allows the user to watch TV without turning the whole surround system on. Furthermore, when on Hybrid Standby, the home theater may be powered up from “cold” using the Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.
The “Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” logo on selected Onkyo products means they’ve been designed specifically to interface with these Apple devices via USB port, dock, or remote Universal Port. This mutual compatibility allows the user to control playback from the Apple devices using the Onkyo system remote controller. Users can also enjoy superior sound quality, as signals are transported in digital form—rather than analog—via the direct-digital connection on selected models.