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The Onkyo TX-SR706 ($899) , along with the Onkyo TX-SR806 ($1099) are two mid-priced a/v receivers announced on July 22nd, 2008.

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Pros

Video upscaling to 1080p over HDMI

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THX Select2 Plus Certification

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4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs

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Phono input (rare these days)

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Decodes Dolby TrueHD and dts HD MA

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Cons

HDMI switching quit after a couple years use.Runs so hot you could fry an egg on it.

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No switched AC outlet

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On-screen menus only output over an HDMI output.

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The Onkyo TX-SR706 ($899), along with the Onkyo TX-SR806 ($1099) are two mid-priced a/v receivers announced on July 22nd, 2008.  Both receivers are THX certified and include the new THX Loudness Plus audio processing technology. The 706 includes 4 x HDMI inputs, and includes a Faroudja DCDi video upscaler that will upscale to 1080p over HDMI and 1080i over the component video. These receivers were announced along with two new home theater systems (HTiB): the Onkyo HT-S7100 ($899) and Onkyo HT-S6100 ($799). The 706 is available as of July 22nd, 2008 and the 806 will hit shelves in mid-August 2008. Available in silver and black.

Features
  • 7.1 channel a/v receiver
  • 100 W per channel @ 8 Ohms, 20 - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD
  • THX Select2 Plus Certification
  • 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs
  • inputs: 3 x component, 3 x digital coaxial, 2 x digital optical, 5 x RCAS-Video
  • Faroudja DCDi video upscaler (up to 1080p over HDMI, 1080i over component video)
  • Decodes Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA
  • 2nd powered zone of audio
  • Bi-ampable front speakers
  • 5-way binding posts
  • RS-232 / XM / Sirius / iPod / 12 V trigger
  • Phono input
  • THX Loudness Plus audio processing
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