The Denon AVR-5308CI is the flagship model of Denon's 2007 lineup of new A/V receivers. While other models like the AVR-4308CI ($2499) and AVR-3808CI ($1599) were available as of late July 2007, the AVR-5308CI will hit shelves in January 2008, retailing for $5200. This receiver is the first to support Windows Vista and features a multitude of streaming options over Ethernet, WiFi, and USB.
Unlike the other models in the lineup that have Faroudja DCDi chips, the AVR-5308CI will make use of an Realta HQV video processor from Silicon Optix. This chip is loaded iwith video processing features, and allows all analog sources to be upconverted to a true HD 1080p signal output on either of this receiver's two HDMI 1.3a outputs. It also features upscaling of lower resolution HDMI sources to the HDMI output (HDMI-to-HDMI scaling), which is a rare feature.
- Realta HQV video processor (first in industry)
- 6 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs
- Windows Vista compatible (first in industry)
- upscales all sources to 1080p
- HDMI to HDMI upscaling
- built-in Ethernet, WiFI, and USB ports for media streaming
- supports mp3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and iTunes
- Multi-room, multi-source
- Power: 150 Watts / channel