Feature-Packed HD Receiver an Instant Classic
The HT-R690 network A/V receiver offers a perfect balance of audio performance, content integration, and media-enhancement features at an affordable price. This model adds Qdeo™ video upscaling, which smoothly converts standard video to stunning 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution; home network connectivity for PC-based audio, internet radio, and music streaming; an easy-access USB for iPod/iPhone; and Powered Zone 2 outputs for distributed audio playback in another room. Four HDMI? inputs and high-quality processing chips easily handle at the latest high-definition formats, such as Dolby® True HD, 3D, and DTS-HD Master Audio™. An HDMI Audio Return Channel brings spectacular sound to your favorite TV shows. The HT-R690 also incorporates a suite of technologies from Audyssey. Acoustic correction customizes the surround sound balance for your room, while Dynamic EQ® and Dynamic Volume® adjust the audio mix automatically, so you aren’t deafened by commercials or straining to hear dialogue in a movie. The HT-R690 has the muscle to deliver 7.1 channels of immersive surround sound in larger rooms thanks to Onkyo’s acclaimed amplifier design. We think you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better-equipped or better-sounding A/V receiver in this category.
HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the HT-R690 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a game 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-R690 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-R690 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-R690’s internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.
4K Video Upscaling and Processing via Qdeo™ Technology
The HT-R690 offers full 4K upscaling of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by high-quality Qdeo technology from Marvell. Qdeo is a versatile video processor that uses algorithms designed to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible wide-screen display, your Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.