Excerpt: vTuner Internet Radio Capability 1080p Upscaling with HQV Reon-VX Chip HDMI (Ver. 1.3a) x4 Switching High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) 1bestbuyelectronics says: Key Features • Internet Networking Capabilities Enjoy the ability to stream audio files (AAC, WMA, MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC) and Intern...
Excerpt: Many fixes over previous generation including lip-syncing issues, audio-popping. Product Wiki says: The Onkyo TX-NR906 is the flagship 7.1 channel a/v receiver in the 2008 Onkyo receiver lineup. It features 145 Watts / channel of power to each of it's channel with a THD of 0.05%. Like the step-d...
Conclusion: Performance and features like this don't come cheap. The TX-NR906 carries an MSRP of $2,299, though that's cheaper than comparable products from companies like Pioneer and Denon. This model rocks for standard home theater use--it's got plenty of power, is easy to use and sounds great.
Pros: Lots of power for up to 7.1 channels, Easy setup with Audyessy system, Network capabilities expand the entertainment beyond home theater
Cons: Remote is bland and not very bright, Sometimes slow when switching HDMI sources, Clicking sound when switching sources or formats
Summary: One of the hardest things we'll ever do will be giving the TX-NR906 back to Onkyo. Movie soundtracks will blow you away if you have a good speaker system, and even music can sound stunning on this big monster.
Pros: Sound quality; good design.
Cons: Could be cheaper; weighs a tonne; could melt an icecap when it's in full swing.
Excerpt: Going beyond mere home theatre, the unit has USB on the front, Ethernet on the back, and the means to use them. It can play music from the USB or a suitable server (such as Windows Media Player 11) on the network, and has the usual range of Artist/Album/Song menus.