If you’re looking for a future-ready receiver-and-speaker package that won’t break the bank, your search may be over. Meet Onkyo’s 5.1-channel HT-S3300—a system packed with so much advanced technology that it redefines entry-level home theater. As with every A/V receiver in Onkyo’s 2010 line-up, you get the latest iteration of HDMI—version 1.4. Three HDMI inputs let you hook up, say, your Blu-ray player, game console, and cable/satellite box—all of which can be output via a single cable to your connected high-res display. Not only is HDMI 1.4 compatible with next-generation 3D video, it also enables a convenient Audio Return Channel. On top of this, the HT-S3300 supports lossless HD audio formats from Dolby and DTS—previously the domain of mid-range to high-end receivers only. But that’s not all. The HT-S3300 also provides an overlaid On-Screen Display function for easy adjustment of settings; a Universal Port for one-cable connection of peripherals; Audyssey equalization; four gaming audio modes; and a fully immersive, beautifully balanced 5.1-channel speaker set.
Redefining Entry-Level Packaged Home Theater with HDMI 1.4 and HD Audio
If you’re looking for a future-ready receiver-and-speaker package that won’t break the bank, your search may be over. Meet Onkyo’s 5.1-channel HT-S3300--a system packed with so much advanced technology that it redefines entry-level home theater. As with every A/V receiver in Onkyo’s 2010 line-up, you get the latest iteration of HDMI—version 1.4. Three HDMI inputs let you hook up your Blu-ray player, game console, and cable/satellite box--all of which can be output via a single cable to your connected high-resolution display. Not only is HDMI 1.4 compatible with next-generation 3-D video, it also enables a convenient Audio Return Channel. On top of this, the HT-S3300 supports lossless HD audio formats from Dolby and DTS--previously the domain of mid-range to high-end receivers only. The HT-S3300 also provides an overlaid On-Screen Display function for easy adjustment of settings, a Universal Port for one-cable connection of peripherals, Audyssey equalization, four gaming audio modes, and a fully immersive, beautifully balanced 5.1-channel speaker set.
HDMI 1.4 Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
| | Three 3-D ready HDMI 1.4 inputs with easy audio setup
The three HDMI 1.4 inputs on the HT-S3300’s A/V receiver let you simultaneously connect high-definition 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. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4 adds the exciting possibilities of 3-D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3-D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3-D compatible TVs on the near horizon. This future-ready 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 the A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable. Decoding of High-Definition Surround-Sound Codecs
The HT-S3300’s A/V receiver can decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, two lossless formats that enable delivery of a bit-for-bit soundtrack that's identical to the studio master track. These codecs, previously available only on mid-range and high-end receivers, take advantage of the high data capacity of the Blu-ray format. 192 kHz/24-Bit Burr-Brown DACs Improve Jitter Performance to Deliver Clearer Sound
High-quality Burr-Brown DACs (PCM1690) work to optimize analog audio performance on the HT-S3300’s A/V receiver. These DACs perform advanced 24-bit signal processing and support sampling rates of up to 192 kHz, all while displaying high resistance to clock jitter and offering a 113 dB dynamic range. EX.Bass for Deeper, More Dynamic Bass
Onkyo’s proprietary EX.Bass function boosts low-frequency output at two separate points: 40 Hz and 80 Hz. At low volumes, EX.Bass creates a deeper, more dynamic bass sound for your music and movies. When the volume is turned up high, the boosted bass automatically returns to normal levels. A Suite of Audyssey Technologies for the Ideal Listening Environment
Audyssey EQ automates the speaker-configuration process and employs a pre-set correction filter for each speaker, reducing the acoustic interference caused by a typical listening room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume automatically compensates for annoying volume fluctuations in audio content--for example, during jarring commercial breaks--all while optimizing the dynamic range of your sound. Finally, Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance, and surround-sound effect at different volume levels, so you can enjoy the natural dynamics of your content regardless of the volume. Convenient Overlaid On-Screen Display via HDMI
Changing your A/V receiver’s settings is now more seamless than ever, thanks to Onkyo’s new overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) feature. On-screen set-up menus appear overlaid on the video image you’re watching. This means you can adjust the settings immediately, without having to switch back and forth from a blank screen background.
Onkyo HTP380: A Powerful, Full-Range 5.1-Channel Speaker System
Onkyo has included a capable 5.1-channel speaker suite that is perfectly matched to the HT-R380 receiver. You get two SKF-380 full-range bass reflex front-channel speakers, one SKC-380 center-channel speaker, and two SKR-380 surround speakers. Each of these speakers come equipped with one full-range 3-1/4" woofer that is rated at 120-Watts. This package also includes one SKW-380 8" downward-firing bass reflex subwoofer, which is rated at 130-Watts of maximum input power.