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Onkyo HT-SP908

The Onkyo HT-SP908 is an HDMI-compliant home theater system composed of a DVD/CD player, Audio/Video receiver, 7 speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. Included in the standard package are an iPod dock and a single HDMI cable.

Receiver and DVD Player

The HT-SP908’s 7.1-channel A/V receiver, which measures 17.1 x 6.9 x 14.8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 25.1 pounds, outputs 1000 watts (RMS) of power. The receiver features Audyssey 2EQ Auto Speaker Calibration, Faroudja DCDi and RIH…

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Onkyo HT-SP908

The Onkyo HT-SP908 is an HDMI-compliant home theater system composed of a DVD/CD player, Audio/Video receiver, 7 speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. Included in the standard package are an iPod dock and a single HDMI cable.

Receiver and DVD Player

The HT-SP908’s 7.1-channel A/V receiver, which measures 17.1 x 6.9 x 14.8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 25.1 pounds, outputs 1000 watts (RMS) of power. The receiver features Audyssey 2EQ Auto Speaker Calibration, Faroudja DCDi and RIHD. It has built-in decoders for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

The system also offers satellite radio-readiness. To get satellite radio service, an XM Radio or SIRIUS Radio tuner is required.

The Onkyo HT-SP908’s disc player, which measures 17.1 x 2.4 x 8.5 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 4.2 pounds, has a capacity for a single disc and can play both DVDs and CDs. It also supports the playback of MP3 audio files and, with the included iPod dock, can also play music directly from an Apple iPod.

The player offers video upscaling of standard definition video to High Definition resolutions through its HDMI and component terminals.

Speaker System

The system’s 7.1 channel speaker set features a slim form factor and can be wall-mounted. The speakers have a plastic cabinet while the subwoofer enclosure is made of wood. The front and rear speakers measure 5.5 x 14 x 3.7 inches (W x H x D) and weigh 4 (front) and 2.9 (rear) pounds each. The center channel measures 14 x 5.5 x 3.7 inches (W x H x D) with a weight of 8.58 pounds while the down-firing subwoofer measures 10.8 x 19.3 x 16.2 inches (W x H x D) with a weight of 24.7 pounds.

Review Summary

The Onkyo HT-SP908 is a versatile home theater. The 7.1-channel A/V receiver and HD conversion DVD/CD/MP3 player combine to expertly handle DVD, broadcasts, CDs, digital music and video files from your computer, and satellite radio. The system also comes with the Onkyo DS-A1X iPod docking station. The HT-SP908 home theater 7.1 system offers 90-watts per channel, XM and SIRIUS radio compatibility, 720p / 1080i / 1080p upscaling, 1080i and 1080p HDMI in / out, component in / out, optical and coaxial audio in / out, plus playback of DVD Video, Video CS, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R/RW, MP3, WMA, WMV, MPEG 4-AAC, DivX, and JPEG formats. It is slim, wall mountable 7.1 speaker system with 230W powered subwoofer. The Onkyo HT-SP908 home theater system includes standard surround sound decoding options but also includes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding as well via its 2 HDMI 1.3a inputs. A DVD player with 1080p upscaling is also included. However, this system can easily accommodate an additional Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD player. The Onkyo HT-SP908 is powerful with clear and almost surreal sound. It is easy to setup. Because the speakers are heavy they need stronger speaker stands. The Wide Range Amplifier Technology will fill your room with noise-free, impressively powerful, true-to-life sound. It was originally developed for Onkyo's most expensive high-end amplifiers to handle the sonic demands of today's digital age, you'll now find WRAT even in Onkyo's lowest-priced A/V receivers. The WRAT technology includes a broader frequency range with lower noise entering the signal path. A user commented that overall he is very happy with this entertainment system and found it utterly to his satisfaction. The Onkyo HT-SP908 is great as a home theater and a home stereo system. For its price no other systems can beat it, thus it is a good buy.

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