Press Release on Onkyo reference universal player

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  1. Phil A

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    "For immediate release

    Onkyo Debuts Reference Quality Universal Player With HDMI digital A/V Interface and iLink Multichannel Output

    THX Ultra DV-SP1000 features DVD-A/SACD compatibility, advanced digital A/V outputs, and customizable HD video scaler

    LAS VEGAS (1/8/04) - Onkyo has introduced the THX Ultra-certified DV-SP1000, a reference grade universal player that features state of the art circuitry and connectivity options for the ultimate in reproduction quality with virtually any disc format. The player features digital multichannel audio output via iLink (IEEE 1394) and digital video output via DVI-compatible HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), and includes a sophisticated internal scaler.

    "The DV-SP1000 is the product that serious home theater and multichannel music enthusiasts have been waiting for," said Onkyo Product Manager Don Milks. "With the addition of HDMI digital video output for DVDs and iLink for SACD and DVD-Audio, we are now able to give consumers access to the full capabilities and quality of high resolution audio and video in a single source unit."

    For video reproduction, the DV-SP1000 includes a rear-panel HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connection that delivers digital video information to modern HD display devices without the degradation caused by additional circuitry. The unit features a high quality O-Plus FlexScale™ video scaler that is capable of outputting video signals in a variety of customizable HD formats, including 720p or 1080i, for the ultimate in DVD-video performance.

    For SACD and DVD-Audio discs, the DV-SP1000 includes two iLink (IEEE 1394) connections for digital output of high resolution 5.1-channel audio signals. When combined with a compatible receiver, such as the Onkyo TX-NR1000, this ability delivers the ultimate in sound reproduction and simplifies bass management duties, all over a single cable. Additionally, there are 7.1-channel analog outputs for consumers wishing to take advantage of the player's high quality internal decoding circuitry.

    The player's video circuitry also employs a new Analog Devices 216 MHz/14-bit video D/A converter, with high quality Silicon Images deinterlacing circuitry with 3:2 pulldown conversion. For analog component video, the need for menu selection of interlaced or progressive scan output is eliminated by the inclusion of dedicated connections for each. There are also two S-Video and two composite video jacks, and all video outputs are always active.

    The DV-SP1000 also includes standard coaxial and optical digital outputs for compatibility with other processing equipment. The player features internal Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, and employs sophisticated 192 kHz/24-bit Wolfson VQA™ DACs combined with Onkyo's exclusive VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) to deliver the highest quality analog audio output.

    The DV-SP1000 also includes a bidirectional RS-232 port and IR in and out jacks for compatibility with control systems. It features extremely solid construction with a rigid aluminum chassis, integrated stabilizer network, and feet to reduce vibration for sonically superior playback. The attractive faceplate LED display and button illumination includes a four-way dimmer circuit. It also includes a full-function backlit aluminum preprogrammed/learning remote control.

    The Onkyo DV-SP1000 will be available in April at a suggested retail price of $2000.

    Onkyo, which means 'audio' or 'sound' in Japanese, has been producing precision audio components for over a half-century. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit http://www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

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    View & download 300 dpi jpg image files and features/specification chart by following the Integra links at http://www.gspr.com

    Onkyo USA:
    18 Park Way, Upper Saddle River NJ 07450
    (800) 229-1687
    http://www.onkyousa.com

    Press Contacts:
    Gordon Sell and Raney Nelson
    Gordon Sell Public Relations
    908-788-0700
    [email protected]



    Onkyo DV-SP1000 Features List

    Video
    O-Plus FlexScale™ video scaling
    NTSC 3:2 pulldown progressive scan output using Silicon Image chipset
    Exclusive ExperienCinema design

    Connections
    DVI-compatible HDMI Audio/Video output
    iLink (IEEE 1394) digital output for DVD-Audio and SACD
    Interlaced and Progressive RCA component video outputs
    4 digital audio outputs (2 coaxial/2 optical)
    2 S- video outputs
    2 composite video outputs
    parallel outputs - all active
    IR input / output
    Bi-directional RS-232 port


    Processing
    Dolby Digital and DTS internal decoding
    Exclusive Dual Direct Digital Path
    VLSC- Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry
    Wolfson 192 kHz/24-bit audio DACs
    Analog Devices 216 MHz/ 14-bit video DAC

    Miscellaneous
    THX Ultra Certified
    Compatible with DVD-Audio & Video, Super Audio CD (SACD), CD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, JPEG CD, MP3 CD, VCD
    Onscreen Display (English / French / Spanish)
    4-mode display dimmer
    Video circuit on/off control
    Rigid aluminum front / side / top panel and bar type stabilizer
    Backlit preprogrammed and learning remote "
     
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    What is an HDMI A/V output?
     
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    This feature will be really attractive to the bass mgmt masses

     
  5. Kevin C Brown

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    Sounds suspiciously like a Pioneer 59AVi...

    Just like the 800 was based on the 47a.
     
  6. Joseph Shaw

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    HDMI = Enhanced DVI; the enhancement being multichannel audio support over the link.

    The founding members behind its development are Hitachi, Panasonic, Phillips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thompson and Toshiba.
     
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    Speaking of bass management, how do we know that the receiver is going to implement it properly? The only advantage I see right now to HDMI is the lack of three pairs of interconnects you need to buy......and for dumb people like myself who think a $25, 3ft. Acoustic Research interconnect is plenty good enough this isn't much of an advantage (and how much will a decent HDMI cable cost???). I mean, who doesn't want to see lots of thick cables hanging off the back of their receiver? [​IMG]

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    Onkyo SP1000 looks like Pioneer 59AVi in general, but I notice one major difference. While 59AVi uses Pioneer's own de-interlacer, SP1000 applies Silicon Image's chipset. Can anybody offer more detailed info on this?
     
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    Well - receivers usually have a plethora of tweaking options so that even if not implemented correctly at first, you can modify it till it is. If there was variable crossover on these earlier first gen universal players (Pioneer 563A comes to mind), then there probably won't be as great a need to go completely digital so soon.
     

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