At last week's CEDIA show in Atlanta Yamaha announced new additions to its range of Blu-ray disc players and Audio Visual Receivers. Those introduced were the 7.1-channel network AV receiver RX-V2065 and the BD-S1900 and BD-S1065 players. According to Yamaha the Blu-ray player are complements to the RX-V2065 and other AV receivers in the class and to give customers the best in HDTV entertainment experience.
Sony yesterday introduced two new "Elevated Standard" (ES) audio/video receivers, including its first to offer control over an IP network, the STR-DA5500ES. Both the STR-DA5500ES and new STR-DA3500ES are designed as easy-to-use solutions for expanding high-definition entertainment to multiple rooms of the home. The new STR-DA5500ES model features IP network control, allowing installers to easily integrate into Control4 home automation systems. It will also support special Control4 developed and certified IP network applications, such as advanced configuration and diagnostic tools for dealers, email and text alerts, and more.
Onkyo has introduced three network and internet-radio-capable, 9.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus certified AV receivers that deliver all the power, processing, and features to support cutting edge home theater and whole-house entertainment. The three new models, the Onkyo TX-NR1007, TX-NR3007, and top-of-the-line TX-NR5007, will all be shipping to dealers before the end of September. Pioneer will also be shipping their new AV receivers SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV in September.
Coming to a shop near you next month are two of the latest in AV home entertainment technology from Pioneer. These two systems will set the benchmark in high power AV receiver performance. The SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers are design to bring enhanced clarity, detail and dynamic “quick response” from lossless Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks used in Blu-ray Disc entertainment. Both SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers offer seamless digital audio connectivity to iPhone® and iPod® devices.