The Denon AVR-788 is a 7.1 surround a/v receiver with HDMI 1.3a inputs/outputs supporting HDMI audio support. This is the mid-range model of the new AVR-x88 series of Denon receivers priced at $549. All 7 audio channels have identical quality and power with 85 Watts (RMS) delivered to each. This receiver has multi-zone support, with 2 zone multi-source capability and A-B front speaker amplified outputs. This receiver is very similar to the Denon AVR-1908 released in September 2007.
- 7.1 surround a/v receiver
- supports 1080p video pass through
- HDMI 1.3a inputs/outputs /w Deep Color
- 10-bit video encoder/decoder
- HDMI audio support /w Dolby Digital, DTS and multi-channel PCM (no high-def audio decoding)
- power: 85W x 7 power, with 2 audio zones
- video inputs: 2 x HDMI, 3 x component, 3 x S-Video, 4 x RCA
- audio inputs: 8 x analog, 2 x S/PDIF, 2 x digital co-axial
- network audio/photo playback with optional ASD-3N/3W
- iPod audio/video playback with optional ASD-1R/3N/3W
- MultEQ auto setup /w microphone
- dimensions: 17" x 7" x 15"
- weight: 11.2 kg (24.7 lbs)
- price: $549
- release date: 2007-10-18
The AVR-788 supports video up-conversion of S-Video and RCA video to the component video outputs, but does not up-convert to HDMI. All HDMI input signals pass through to the HDMI output. The OSD will output when using the HDMI output.
The Denon AVR-788 is now available and release in October 2007. It competes squarely with the popular Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver. It has a suggested retail price of $549 and is available large retail stores and online.