Value and Versatility to Anchor Your Home Theater
Combining network capabilities, 7.1-channel surround sound, and the pick of today’s most vital home theater features, the TX-NR579 brings a new degree of functionality to the entry level. Connected to a home network, this multi-talented receiver fills your living room with real-time audio from the internet or your PC. A front-side USB port offers the superior fidelity of a pure digital link to iPod/iPhone. The choice of connectors is further bolstered by a solid range of analog and digital jacks, powered Zone 2, and four HDMI® inputs to handle your high-def A/V devices. The TX-NR579’s 7.1 channels enable the subtle surround effects of Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, along with lossless Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. On the video side, 4K upscaling via Qdeo™ technology creates a phenomenal big-screen experience. The TX-NR579’s compatibility with Onkyo’s Remote App gives you intuitive control of the system with your iPod touch or iPhone. Meanwhile, Audyssey 2EQ® simplifies speaker set-up, while an overlaid on-screen display and GUI make it easy to adjust settings and navigate your contents. Notch up another Onkyo win for performance and affordability.
HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the TX-NR579 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 TX-NR579 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 TX-NR579 also brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels from 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 TX-NR579’s internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.
4K Video Upscaling and Processing via Qdeo™ Technology
The TX-NR579 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.