Affordable Network Receiver Brings Your Media to Life
Looking for a HD receiver that delivers the best return on your investment? Onkyo’s network-ready HT-R648 smoothly handles all hi-def codecs, including Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and 3D video. Four HDMI® inputs-plus an Audio Return Channel for TV-provide ample connectivity for gaming consoles and Blu-ray players. Home network access enables playback of your PC-based audio library through the amp and speakers, with a wide variety of audio formats supported. Once connected, you can enjoy a big selection of internet radio stations and music streaming services in superb high-fidelity sound. Additional inputs include a front-panel USB for a clean digital link to iPod/iPhone and other flash memory devices. Set-up is stress-free, with Audyssey’s 2EQ® microphone calibrating the surround sound performance to match your room’s acoustics. An HDMI-supported On-Screen Display makes mid-program adjustment easy, and you can download a free Onkyo Remote App to turn your iPod touch or iPhone into an easy-to-use system controller. With its abundance of media-enhancing features, silky audio/video processing, and immersive surround sound, the HT-R648 is a smart choice for value-conscious home theater fans.
HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the HT-R648 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. A single output then sends a pristine signal to your connected high-resolution display. The HDMI implementation on this receiver supports both 3D video and an Audio Return Channel, along with numerous high-resolution formats. 3D video brings exciting possibilities to home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs now on the market. Meanwhile, the Audio Return Channel allows audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” via HDMI to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Audio Streaming
Linking directly to the internet or to your home PC via a local network, the HT-R648 takes streaming audio and internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The HT-R648 also brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels through vTuner. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the receiver is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows® 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified “Play To” media-streaming feature. The HT-R648’s internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
The HT-R648’s front-panel USB port lets you access MP3, WMA, FLAC, and AAC audio files stored on a USB flash drive or iPod/iPhone. As the audio signals are transported in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less chance of signal degradation. End result: your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original. A further benefit of the USB input is that it lets you use the system’s remote controller to play back audio files on the connected device.