Onkyo reveal Spotify-streaming CR-N755 Mini Hi-Fi receiver

Gerald Lynch Hi-Fi Systems, Home audio, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Onkyo have just revealed the CR-N755 Mini Hi-Fi receiver, which niftily offers networked music streaming, including Spotify playback, among its list of features. Once configured alongside a user's home network, the CR-N755 can access Spotify playlists, Last.fm, AUPEO!, and vTuner…

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HOW TO: Watch Premier League football without Sky on a foreign satellite

Gerald Lynch Features, Guides, Satellite TV, Tech Digest news 15 Comments

Football fans and pub owners alike were crossing their fingers and holding their breath in anticipation, following the news that Karen Murphy (landlady of the Red White and Blue in Southsea) stood on the verge of a landmark ruling that…

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Philips launch sleek new HDT8520 HD PVR and DTR5520 HD receiver set-top boxes

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Philips have timed the launch of their new HDT8520 HD PVR and DTR5520 HD receiver set-top boxes to perfection. Packing in Freeview+ HD receivers as the high-def channel list continues to grow and just in time for the World Cup,…

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CES 2009: Pioneer unveils new Blu-ray and upconverting DVD players, new AV receivers

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Pioneer has been showing off its latest range of Blu-ray players, upconverting DVD player, and AV receivers.

First up is a new collection of advanced Blu-ray players, all capable of handling BD Live for advanced disc features.

The BDP-120 and BDP-320 are aimed at consumers who want a simple high definition disc player right out of the box and come with 1GB of memory (either via a flash drive or internal memory), full BD-Live functionality, USB and Ethernet ports, True24FPS feature for realistic reproduction of discs recorded at 24fps, full support of all high resolution audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD bitstream output, and up to 7.1-channel analogue output…

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Onkyo launches top-of-range TX-SR876 and TX-NR906 receivers

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Onkyo has announced the latest in its line of home cinema receivers, launching the high-end TX-SR876 and TX-NR906 units boasting THX Ultra2 Plus (like the TX-SR806) and built-in ISF video calibration.

The £1,000 TX-SR876 offers seven channels with 200W per channel output, four HDMI inputs and two outputs, 1080p upscaling and conversion, decoder for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD, three Texas Instruments Aureus 32-bit DSP chips, Burr-Brown PCM1796 192KhZ/24-bit DACs, and music optimiser…

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Jamo launches 5.1-channel DVD receiver and four all-in-one systems

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Jamo has released a bevy of sleek black AV units, with its 5.1-channel DVD receiver — the DMR 70 — first on the menu. Offering 5 x 65W power, plus Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1, and Dolby Pro-Logic II decoding, upscaling of DVDs to either 720p or 1080i HD resolution via its HDMI output, plus support for DivX, WMA, SVCD, MP3 and JPEG formats, it’s no pushover. It’s sleek too, measuring just 55mm high, thanks to its Class D amplification system that allows component sizes to be reduced…

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