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The Denon AVR-788 is a 7.1 surround a/v receiver with HDMI 1.3a inputs/outputs supporting HDMI audio support.

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Pros

Audio over HDMI

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9 band grahphic EQ/channel

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HDMI 1.3a inputs/outputs with deep color

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Component video up-conversion

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2 source/zone audio

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Cons

No up-conversion to HDMI

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No high-def audio - TrueHD or DTS-HD MA

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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.

Features
  • 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
Up-conversion

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.

Availability

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.

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