Onkyo BD-SP809 THX Certified Blu-ray Disc player


Onkyo has a high end, BD-SP809 THX Certified Blu-ray Disc player for the masses that will bring an even greater clarity to your home entertainment system – especially for you folks who love keeping yourselves entertained in the comfort of your living room instead of spending your time jostling with others at the cinemas, trying to get a ticket to the latest movies. What’s the rush? Summer blockbusters are going to end up on Blu-ray eventually, and you can always watch those amazing action scenes in slow motion, pause the movie to take a leak – you name it. Delayed gratification’s the name of the game.

Back to Onkyo’s BD-SP809, it is capable of handling a wide range of disc media, apart from Blu-ray, it also does old school DVD (can’t believe I’m saying that since DVD technology isn’t exactly that old), while sporting sophisticated home-network functionality which supports video on demand (VOD).

The Onkyo BD-SP809 will handle the latest 3D-encoded Blu-ray discs as well, so make sure you have the right kind of 3D glasses to wear (and a compatible TV, of course), and if movies are not your thing for that particular evening, you can always use it to play your favorite audio CDs. Popular encoded compressed formats such as DivX HD, MP3, and WMA will also be supported, and if you decide to plug in a USB flash drive containing compatible files, that’s a go as well.

If you happen to have a local network set-up in your home, you can take advantage of the BD-SP809 to incorporate videos, music, and photos which are sent from a DLNA 1.5-certified media server. Talk about bringing together greater convergence in the realm of home entertainment.

Since the Onkyo BD-SP809 supports video-on-demand, you can now stream relevant movies and TV shows straight to your TVs in either HD- or SD-quality video, using Netflix, Blockbuster, Film Fresh, and VUDU routes. Expect the Onkyo BD-SP809 to arrive later next month for $599.

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