Onkyo's new HT-S6100 and HT-S7100 HTIBs feature separate, upgrade-friendly AV receivers
By Tim Hanlon
July 24, 2008
July 24, 2008 While home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems typically include hybrid DVD player/AV receivers that offer little in the way of an upgrade path, Onkyo's HT-S series includes a dedicated AV receiver capable of decoding Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
The Onkyo HT-S6100 features:
- 7.1 channels at 130 watts per channel
- 4x HDMI 1.3 inputs
- Decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Analog inputs are upscaled to 1080i using Faroudja DCDi Edge processing
- Audyssey 2EQ automatic speaker calibration
The HT-S6100 is available now with an MSRP of $700, while the Onkyo HT-S7100 will be available in August, adding two speaker stands and Sirius compatibility for an extra $100.
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