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The Integra DTR-8.8 is a THX Ultra2 certified 7.1 channel a/v receiver as part of Onkyo's high-end Integra line.

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Pros

Well engineered with good industrial design

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Lots of power with large toroid - THX Ultra2

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HQV Reon video upscaling

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Decodes True HD and DTS-HD MA

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$600 more expensive than the TX-NR905 with not that many more features

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The Integra DTR-8.8 is a THX Ultra2 certified 7.1 channel a/v receiver as part of Onkyo's high-end Integra line. It is a high-end receiver supporting 1080p upscaling using its built-in Reon HQV video scaling processor, and features 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs (and 2 outputs) ensuring support for the latest video technogies. On the audio side, the DTR-8.8 is rated for 140 Watts of continuous power to each of its 7 channels, aided in part by a large toroidal transformer. This receiver supports high-definition audio decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA, and makes use of Burr Brown DACs.

Features
  • 7.1 channel THX Ultra2 receiver
  • 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs (2 outputs)
  • HQV Reon upscaling to 1080p
  • Burr Brown DAC
  • Toroidal transformer
  • dual push-pull amplifier design
  • bi-ampable front speaker outputs
  • decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA high-definition audio
  • Ethernet port for media streaming and Internet radio
  • Built-in HD radio tuner
  • supports XM and Sirius satellite radio
  • release date: September 2007
  • price: $2400
Availability and Pricing

The DTR-8.8 is similar to the Onkyo TX-NR905, but adds several features and retails for about $600 more, with an MSRP of $2400, compared to retail prices of around $1800 on the TX-NR905. The DTR-8.8 is now available in stores, but may be hard to find because of limited supply. The Integra DTC-9.8 is a pre-amp version of this receiver retailing for $1600.

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Drmillerse
12/27/2007 06:28

Great receiver. Good power, solid build, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master HD, wifi network feature works great

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