Onkyo's THX-certified Blu-ray Player Brings Networked Content to Home Cinema Onkyo, one of the world's leading lights in hi-fi and home cinema, announces the release of the BD-SP809, a new high-end Blu-ray Disc player. Available in black or silver the BD-SP809 handles a wide range of disc media and includes sophisticated home-network functionality. Video sources played through the BD-SP809 are rendered onscreen with stunning image quality. Onboard Qdeo processing technology from Marvell ensures pristine de-interlacing, noise-reduction and 1080p upscaling. Meanwhile, the player’s twin HDMI outputs allow users to switch easily between two connected displays, such as a main TV for casual viewing and a projector for movies and sports. As well as being able to play 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. What's more, it features a USB port that enables users to play back audio and video files from an attached USB mass storage device. Convergence is the buzzword of the modern age so owners with a local area network in their home will be pleased to discover that they can use the BD-SP809 to stream videos, music, and photos stored on a DLNA 1.5-certified media server. 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 high-grade construction design (the player weighs over 6kg) that incorporates separate blocks for video/audio circuitry, 19mm-pitch, gold-plated analogue audio outputs (for use with esoteric audiophile interconnects) and a vibration-reducing top cover. The BD-SP809 has been THX-certified in recognition of its superior build quality, versatile functionality, and high performance levels. Onkyo believes this player will prove an ideal source to complement the company’s popular home cinema receivers and high-end receiver/speaker packages.