Posted Wed Sep 5, 2007 at 04:44 PM PDT by
Premium home theater brand Integra has officially announced its first high-def disc player, the DHS-8.8 HD DVD player.
As widely expected, the new Integra player looks to be much the same as the previously-announced Onkyo DV-HD805 (Integra is Onkyo's premium line of audio video components), with a few tweaks designed to meet the needs of higher-end custom home theaters.
Shared specs include native 1080p/24 frames-per-second video playback, support of all high-resolution audio formats via HDMI version 1.3a, a built-in HQV Reon VX video processor, and a rear-panel Ethernet port allowing for web-enabled network connectivity.
The DHS-8.8 will also include a bi-directional RS-232 port for integration with home automation and control systems, plus a series of high-end DACs allowing for custom analog audio/video connections with other home theater devices.
Integra says its new unit will be available in the fourth quarter of 2007 at a suggested retail price of $1099.
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