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Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

B&K showed its new Reference 70 Series 2 AV pre-pro. It will accept multichannel PCM audio over HDMI, but does not decode Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio internally. It does offer full video transcoding, as well as video processing via the HQV REON chip from Silicon Optix.

Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

At $3000, the new T785 is a new high in price for an NAD AV receiver. But it's loaded with features, including 7x120 conservatively rated watts, 4 HDMI 1.3 inputs, the Audyssey MultiEQ XT room correction system, and multichannel audio (PCM) over HDMI (but no on-board decoding for Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio.

Shane Buettner Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

I was hoping at this show to be able to get some definitive answers about the aduio decoding and interactivity capabilities of LG's Super Blu, second-gen combi player. Only a couple of these questions were answered here as the unit at the show was a prototype that LG's reps weren't yet famiilar with.

Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

I think Aviamo in Italian must mean "expensive," if it means anything at all. At $18,000 this 65" 1080p Fujitsu plasma looked great, but it faces stiff competition for a lot less money. And we thought that the new 60" Pioneer Elite was steep at $7500.

Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

Yamaha's flagship may be the new RX-Z11, but it hasn't forgotten about those of us who like our AV receivers to be more or less affordable. Case in point, the new RX-V3800 at $1799. Offering 140Wpc x 7, it also has HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio decoding, iPod compatibility network connectivity via an Ethernet port, and Yamaha's traditional two front "presence" channels. There's also on-board video scaling up to 1080p.

Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 3 comments

Integra has a range of new AV receivers, but its most interesting introduction is probably the $1600 DTC-9.8 pre-pro. A quick look suggests that it features the same bells and whistles as the company's flagship THX Ultra2 flagship receiver, minus only amplifiers. There's also a matching amplifier, the DTA-9.4, at $3000.

Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

The display card outlines the features of the Integra DTC-9.8. The unit has two HDMI <I>outputs</I>, but they both cannot be used at the same time because there is only a single video processing chip.

Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

Looking back on the Integra DTC-9.8 pre-pro.

Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments
The Lexicon MV-5 is a new surround preamp-processor from the company that more or less defines the genre for multichannel audiophiles. At $2999, it's the most affordable Lex yet, and thus might entice a few receiver users to go for higher-performing separates instead. Put it together with the GX-7 amp and you've got a $6000 package.
Tom Norton Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

Here's the inside scoop on the Integra DTC-9.8 pre-pro.

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