£500 may be a lot to spend on a Blu-ray player in this age of sub-£100 decks, but Onkyo’s latest BD-SP809 high-def disc spinner is crammed full of so many high-end features that you’ll be looking under the sofa for every penny you can find to nab it.
Using Qdeo visual processing technology from Marvell, the BD-SP809 promises to squeeze the very best out of even your aging DVD collection, with full 1080p upscaling, noise reduction and slick interlacing.
A universal player, the BD-SP809 plays nicely with all types of Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs, recognising DivX HD, Mp3 and WMA files saved to discs, USB drive on the rear, over a home network or using the DLNA 1.5 standard.
Audio is equally well served, with both DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD lossless audio formats supported, as well as separate video and audio circuitry being employed to reduce digital noise issues.
Two HDMI ports for quick source changing round off an impressive package.
Keep an eye out for the BD-SP809, heading your way for the princely sum of £499.99.