Onkyo

  • Onkyo has wireless headphones for the iPod now

    Tired of the tyranny of headphone wires when listening to “Headphone Silence” on your iPod 200 times in a row? Who isn’t! Lucky for you there’s Onkyo’s MHP-UW2, a pair of unfortunately named wireless headphones that operate on the 2.4GHz frequency. You have to plug a receiver into the bottom of your iPod in order for it to work, but once that’s out of the… Read More

  • Onkyo Japan to release inexpensive, Sotec-branded notebook

    Onkyo yesterday announced in Japan [JP] that it will enter the market for low-priced notebooks, starting with a Sotec machine, which is priced at about $570. The so-called DC101 minimum PC will be released in this country October 3. The notebook features a 10.1-inch display (backlighted, resolution: 1024×600), 1GB of memory, a 120GB hard disk, an Atom N270 CPU (1.60GHz), a 1.3 megapixel… Read More

  • New Onkyo audio setup is close, but no cigar just yet


    We’re getting closer to the point where I’ll actually be convinced not to use my laptop as a media center. This Onkyo system has about half of what I’m looking for – it’s got a nice big LCD for displaying info it nabs from online, an 80GB hard drive, and a USB slot for loading stuff directly. It looks classy, and although the speakers are a bit anemic at 26W… Read More

  • Onkyo releases stereo system with HDD and featuring "floating technology"

    Today Onkyo unveiled a new stereo system which will go on sale in Japan on June 28th. The Nippon-only BR-NX10A is priced at $710. It comes with two bookshelf speakers, a CD player and an LCD color display. The most distinctive feature is the 80 GB HDD which is integrated into the main unit. Onkyo says this is enough to store a total of 40,000 songs. The company placed “cushions”… Read More

  • Onkyo launches three new attractive full home theater systems

    Onkyo today dropped a trio of home theater in a box set-ups, and they’re fairly affordable, full-featured systems. The HT-S3100 is your basic 5.1 home theater system with capacity to hand HDTV via component inputs. Up to three hi-def devices can be displayed on your HDTV, switched automatically. It also has plenty of standard analog inputs for your legacy gear. The HT-S4100 is the… Read More

  • Onkyo debuts pair of entry-level HDMI-handling AV receivers

    [photopress:onkyos.jpg,full,center] Onkyo makes good home theater gear, and today we get word of two new affordable receivers. They’re coming out in April, and they seem pretty sweet, as far as how they spec out. The TX-SR576 and 506 both come in black or silver, feature daul audio zones, 5.1 Dolby and DTS, and multiple HDTV inputs, including 3 HDMI inputs and two component video inputs. Read More

  • Onkyo's entry-level 5.1 system gets reviewed

    [photopress:onkyo304frnt400.jpg,full,center] I’m nuts about home theater, it’s true. But that’s because I’m something of an audiophile as well as a videophile, natch. I think it’s great that we can have near-cinema-style experiences in our own homes without it costing nearly half as much as it did just a few short years ago. The centerpiece of any good home… Read More

  • HD DVD in trouble??? Onkyo stops HD DVD production

    Okay you guys, listen up for a second. I’ve got some bad news. It’s been a long and winding road and we’ve all fought really hard, but it appears that HD DVD might actually be on its way out for real. We just got word that Onkyo has decided to stop making HD DVD players. I know you feel. I feel like I got punched in the gonads, too. Read More

  • Onkyo latest to cause grief to HD DVD camp

    [photopress:ONKYO.jpg,full,center] Oh no! Yet another manufacturer is dropping support for HD-DVD, this time coming from home theater heartthrobs Onkyo. While not committing to total abandonment of the troubled format, it’s definitely an ominous sign of things to come. Onkyo, though, is oddly mum about switching over to the competing Blu-ray format, neither confirming or denying that it… Read More

  • Onkyo DV-HD805 HD DVD Player

    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… Read More

  • Onkyo CBX-Z1: It's A Radio, It's An iPod Dock

    You wouldn’t believe how dreary it is in the greater New York region right now, so dreary, in fact, that I’ve lost the will to call out Onkyo for making yet another iPod speaker+dock. The CBX-Z1 is actually more of a plane jane tabletop radio+CD player than a “straight up” speaker+dock, just with an additional slot for your iPod. It is, however, part of Onkyo’s… Read More

  • Onkyo 7.1 Amplifier Is Golden

    Onkyo’s newest amplifier is dipped in gold so it must be the shizzle! The TX-SA505 looks to be a powerhouse with all the goods packed into the golden-hue casing. It claims to improve the sound quality of DVDs by making them more vivid. The 7.1 amp is fueled by 160 watts per channel. It even includes a fancy new patented technology called VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) that… Read More

  • Onkyo VR-1000J Video Recorder


    Onkyo has just released its newest media recorder, the VR-1000J, and guess what? Everything you choose to record from TV or any other video source is fully compatible with Sony’s little wonder box, the PSP, and your mobile phone. With 3 different video modes you’re sure to be pleased with Super Fine (320×240 at 30fps), Fine(320×240 at 15fps) and Normal(176×144 at… Read More

  • Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems


    With all the talk about screen resolutions on HDTV sets, people tend to forget about the other important part of the high-def experience: 5.1-channel surround sound. So if you’ve got yourself a sweet plasma, LCD, projector, or rear-projection HDTV and you’re rocking the built-in speakers (though we know there are some good ones out there) you’re doing you and your loved ones… Read More

  • Wireless Audio from Your USB Port to Your Stereo, on the Cheap

    Onkyo has submitted information about a sneaky new set top box and matching wireless USB device (not Wireless USB, the forthcoming new standard) that streams audio to your stereo via your PC’s USB port. It works in the 2.4GHz frequency (like your cordless phone) to deliver the music to your auxiliary in, but it’s not known what standard (if any) it uses to do this. Being that it… Read More

  • Onkyo DS-A2 Remote Interactive

    Onkyo announced today the DS-A2 iPod dock, an update to to the DS-A1. The new dock can display track listings and video on a TV. It includes a dedicated remote control and can be paired with any A/V receiver. If users connect the unit to an Onkyo receiver, it can be controlled via the receivers remote. And, of course, it charges docked iPods. Press Release Read More

  • Onkyo Launches New 1080p Receivers

    Onkyo makes some great stuff. If I weren’t always on the verge of financial ruin I’d probably get myself one of these. Anyway, the TX-SR674 and the TX-SR604 receivers feature a bevy of high end features and is aimed at mid-level home consumers. Both receivers have two HDMI inputs and 7.1 surround or multichannel sound. They each have Audyssey 2EQ for automatic acoustic calibration… Read More