Fully Immersive 7.1-Channel Home Theater on a Budget
Step up to 7.1-channel home entertainment with the Onkyo stamp of quality. The HT-S5400 gives you the flexibility to harness the two extra front-height channels of Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz. Now movies, games, and music come alive with atmosphere and realism. When it comes to set-up, Audyssey 2EQ® ensures the surround soundstage is adjusted to the proportions of your living room. And thanks to the system’s HDMI® functionality, you can take advantage of Onkyo’s convenient overlaid on-screen display to adjust settings with a minimum of fuss. Naturally, the receiver’s four HDMI inputs also handle 3D video and high-def audio from Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. Other connectivity highlights include a handy front-panel USB input that lets you send a clean digital signal from your iPod/iPhone to the receiver, and front-panel analog A/V inputs for easy connection of a game console or camcorder. To provide greater bass impact without taxing the receiver, the package includes an independently powered subwoofer.
HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the HT-S5400’s A/V receiver 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. 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. This system also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner can be sent “upstream” to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
The HT-S5400’s A/V receiver’s front-panel USB port lets you access MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC 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 for 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.
Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Adds New Dimensions to Surround Sound
On the HT-S5400’s A/V receiver, Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables you to incorporate two “front high” speakers into your surround-sound set-up as an alternative to the two surround back speakers. The front high channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that helps immerse you even more deeply into your movies and games.