Onkyo '3D Ready' Receivers

Onkyo again is 'first-to-market' with their new range of '3D Ready' AV receivers. HDMI v1.4a allows, in combination with other 3D ready products to playback the latest 3D titles available on Blu-ray.

The HDMI inputs on Onkyo A/V receivers let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. A pristine video signal can then be output to a connected high-resolution display. As implemented by Onkyo, HDMI 1.4a also enables 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with 3D-compatible TVs and 3D-related movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase*. The Audio Return Channel, meanwhile, allows audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” to a connected A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.



*In the official specification for HDMI 1.4a, “Side-By-Side (Half)” and “Top-and-Bottom” were added as mandatory formats for 3D broadcast content.