This format war will drag on until we’re long since bored with it, if we’re not already. Onkyo’s shiny new HD DVD player, the DV-HD805, takes full advantage of the format’s extra features, including those that require a network connection. Movie freaks will be thankful for its ability to play movies at 24 frames per second—a feature that sorta came out of nowhere this past year—and support for the new DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD audio formats. Don’t forget the HDMI 1.3.
Onkyo’s player will hover around the $900 mark, quite a bit more than some of Toshiba’s offerings, Toshiba being the Swiss Guard of HD DVD.