Onkyo launches entry-level home cinema system and upscaling DVD player

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Onkyo has announced two new bits of kit for the home cinema buff on a bit of a budget.

The HT-S5105 is a complete 5.1-channel home cinema system offering 5 x 130W output plus a 90W subwoofer, and much of the technology found on more expensive Onkyo products, but for just £350.

It comes with the receiver and five magnetically-shielded speakers and the subwoofer, and features Audyssey microphone-based set-up system and EQ which should allow it to adapt the sound to whatever room it’s placed in, with very little effort on the part of the listener.

Other features include Audyseey Dynamic EQ, which improves sound quality at lower volumes, three 1080p HDMI pass-through inputs and one output, and Music Optimiser for enhancing compressed MP3 audio files.

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Complementing the system is the DV-SP406 upscaling DVD player. It’s £100, which isn’t bad at all considering that it offers high quality upscaling of standard DVDs to 1080p, using a fast 108 MHz/14-bit video DAC that supports progressive video, plus a 192 kHz/24-bit audio DAC with a wide dynamic range.

It can also play back DivX, audio, and JPEG files via an attached USB drive or from CD and DVD, and also has range of video and audio outputs including HDMI.

Both units are available now in silver or black finish.

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Andy Merrett