Having recently announced its new budget range of 3D-compatible AV receivers, Onkyo has revealed three new midrange models for 2010.
They're the TX-NR1008 (pictured, £1,300), TX-NR808 (£1,000) and TX-NR708 (£800). All are THX Select2 Plus certified and come with 3D-friendly HDMI 1.4a connections, as well as lossless FLAC streaming support and a USB input for iPhone or iPod.
Faroudja's DCDi Cinema technology provides the engine for video upscaling to 1080p and all of the models include an Ethernet port for home network and internet connection. Networking features include audio streaming from a PC as well as internet radio and online streaming services such as LastFM, vTuner and Napster.
All the models come with HD audio decoding and there's also Dolby Pro-Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX for extra height or width channels.
The two less expensive models, the TX-NR708 and TX-NR808 can both handle 7.2-channel set-ups, while the TX-NR1008 has two extra amplifier channels to allow it to handle 9.2. The TX-NR1008 also includes ISF video calibration, an extra HDMI output and an additional 192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DAC.
A DAB+ radio module can be added to any of the receivers for an extra £130 as can a £60 iPhone/iPod dock.
The TX-NR708 and TX-NR808 should be with us by the end of June, with the TX-NR1008 arriving by the end of July.