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It is a HD DVD player due out in Fall 2007, and marks Onkyo's entry into the High Definition Optical Media forray.

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Pros

HQV Reon VX video processing for scaling up to 1080p

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Full HD 1080p output

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High bit-rate audio streaming over HDMI

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Supports 24 fps playback

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Fairly expensive compared to Toshiba competitors

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The Onkyo DV-HD805 is a HD DVD player due out in Fall 2007, and marks Onkyo's entry into the High Definition Optical Media forray. It features an HDMI 1.3a output capable of delivering a full HD 1080p picture. It includes a Reon HQV video processor capable of effectively upscaling all source video, including DVD, to 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. It features 24 fps playback, and a LAN connection for web-enabled HD DVDs.

Features
  • HDMI v1.3a
  • Supports 24 fps playback - experience the playback of films recorded to HD DVD with an smooth, stable video resolution.
  • HQV Reon VX video processing chipset for precise video scaling to 720p, 1080i or 1080p
  • Ethernet port for web-enabled features found on HD DVD discs and for further firmware updates
  • Analog Devices 297 MHz/12-bit NSV video DAC to support 4x oversampling for output via component video
  • Wolfson and Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit audio DACs
  • 5.1-channel & 2-channel analog outputs
  • Bi-Directional RS-232 port
  • High-bit-rate audio streaming via HDMI version 1.3a

The HD-DV805 has an MSRP of $899 and will become available in Fall 2007. The release of the HD-DV805 coincides with Toshiba's new 3rd generation HD DVD players like the Toshiba HD-A30 ($400) and HD-A35 ($500) offering similar specification for less price.

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