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Onkyo HT-SP908 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 90 watts per channel minimum into 8 ohms, 20 kHz, 0.05%, FTC (2 Channels Driven)
- HDMI 1.3a audio and video processing (2 inputs, 1 output)
- Faroudja DCDi Edge enhancement
- DVD video, VCD, DVD+R/RW, MP3 CD, WMA CD, audio CD, CD-R/RW, JPEG encoded picture CD playback
- Progressive scan video output
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Meet the standout leader of Onkyo's new range of home theater systems. Embracing all of the technologies synonymous with the 2007 line-up - including HDMI 1.3a, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD® Master Audio, and Audyssey 2EQ - the HT-SP908 7.1-channel home theater system has a number of advantages that propel it into the home theater super league. 7.1-channel A/V receiver and HD conversion DVD/CD/MP3 player combine to expertly handle DVD, broadcasts, CDs, digital music and video files from your computer as well as satellite radio to open up a huge reservoir of internet and computer-based audio resources.
HT-SP908's full-featured remote
Enjoy the cutting edge of technology with the1080p HDMI Simple Solution - just one cable to TV with HDMI video up-conversion in AV Receiver. In line with Onkyo's impeccable track record, under the hood of the HT-SP908 you will find an innovative power supply, remarkable amplification design, and high-performance parts from the likes of Texas Instruments. "Complete" is a tag not given lightly, but the HT-SP908 earns it in style.
Better Class of Home Theater Video and Sound System
Take a look at Onkyo's high end home theater system capable of passing 1080p video and studio-master-quality audio, such as DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. With HDMI version 1.3a as your link, the HT-SP908 becomes a home theater dynamo with real versatility. The Audyssey 2EQ Auto Speaker Calibration system creates a larger listening 'sweet spot' by using multiple calibration points. It is ideal for larger area and family listening. This slim, wall mountable 7.1 speaker system includes a two-way dual woofer front speaker, a two-way dual woofer center speaker, a one-way surround speaker and a 10 inch 230W powered subwoofer for a total of 1000W of audio versatility packaged in an attractive wood cabinet.
Multimedia Center to Manage Digital Audio and Video Files
The 7.1-channel A/V receiver and HD conversion DVD/CD/MP3 player combine to expertly handle DVDs, broadcasts, CDs, satellite radio as well as digital music and video files from your computer. The HT-SP908, which is Microsoft Windows Media certified, can play DRM music downloads from Napster and CDquality files from MusicGiants with Windows Media Player serving as its command center. You can also bring your iPod® to the party with the included RI docking station, which neatly integrates the device into your home entertainment system.
The HT-SP908 is the home theater total package
For internet radio, you can access stations that use MP3 or WMA streaming. This system includes some stunning innovations like Audyssey 2EQ to correct room acoustics, multi-room playback, a full connectivity suite (with switching and upconversion), it is fully XM and SIRIUS ready, and has an integrated system control. These features elevate this system into a league of its own. With many of the features found in Onkyo's high-def A/V receiver line-up Audyssey 2EQ, Faroudja DCDi, RIHD, HDMI and component video upconversion the HT-SP908 looks every bit the total solution.
1080p Video and High-Resolution Audio Processing via HDMI 1.3a
Multiple HDMI inputs and outputs enable you switch four of the latest high-definition components between either of the HT-SP908's two assignable HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. This offers a simple, one-cable solution for connecting your Blu-ray and HD-DVD players, satellite and cable boxes, media centers as well as gaming consoles. The High-Definition Multimedia Interface delivers the latest high-definition audio formats Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS-HD® High Resolution Audio which are then processed by the HT-SP908's onboard DOLBY and DTS decoders. These new formats enable unprecedented quality, including bit-for-bit reproduction for TrueHD and Master Audio. Also, HDMI 1.3a gives you greater bandwidth to deal with higher resolutions, 36-bit Deep Color and high frame rates.
Top Customer Reviews
Being experienced with Onkyo and setting up HT systems of my own, I had little trouble getting this system setup. I wanted to "do it right" this time so I bought banana plugs to terminate the speaker wire (I did not use the wire that came with the system) which makes it SO MUCH easier to install. Besides the speaker connections, I have an HDMI cable going from my cable box and another from the DVD player into the Onkyo receiver and an HDMI out going to my HDTV. I also have a analog output from my cable box into the receiver for listening to on Zone 2 and a mini-jack to stereo RCA plug into the receiver for hooking up either my MP3 player or laptop for playing MP3s. This is by far much less cluttered than before thanks to the HDMI cables.
The sound of the system and all the options for adjusting the sounds blow away my Onkyo 700. The speakers sound better than the Bose 501s and Cambridge Soundworks surrounds I had setup with the 700. Both the new system and the old system were setup for 5.1 but the new system just blows the old system away in terms of sounds and 5.1 effects. I think a lot of that has to do with the subwoofer but the other part of it is that the sound just seems more "expansive" for lack of a better term.Read more ›
We also purchased a Sony 52" LCD HD-TV, an Apple-TV unit, and a Playstation 3. Both the AppleTV and the Playstation can access the Internet if you have a router/modem setup in your location. Together all these units really complement each other, and provide a true home theater experience.
The HD channels are an excellent video and audio experience, and every day more stations and channels are switching over to HD. The regular SB source is ok, but HD channels (and Blu-ray DVDs with our Sony PS3) are fantastic. The Onyko DVD player is ok, but having a PS3 DVD / Blu-ray player is a better way to go.
I'm still confused about whether to use upgraded speaker cable gauge, or not. (We bought a roll of heavier gauge wire in case we want to replace speaker wires, and/or need extensions for some speakers.) We also purchased the recommended 1000 series Monster cables and a Monster outlet unit to be sure to get the best sound and picture and surge protection from our home theater system. We also intend to buy a relatively inexpensive SquareTrade extended warranty to help protect our investment.
It's a good idea to get 2 or 3 pairs of speaker stands, unless you will mount your flat panel TV and speakers on the wall. (We purchased the cheaper ones that worked out ok.Read more ›
However, for a guy who has gotten used to everything working out of the box once it's all plugged in right, this was a frustrating experience. I KNOW it says to read through the manual "thoroughly" before trying to turn the bloody thing on, but who does that? As it turns out, once you plug the INCLUDED DVD player and TV into the receiver via the INCLUDED HDMI cable, insert a DVD, change the input to DVD on the receiver, and press PLAY...nothing happens. Well, the DVD spun up, and said it was playing, but...no sound, no picture. I thought HDMI was supposed to make this simple. However, as the manual plainly states, you have to use let the receiver know you want to actually USE HDMI via a setting (which is defaulted to OFF) even if it's the only thing plugged in, even if it comes packaged to use HDMI out of the box. No "plug and play" here. Then, after reading the manual "thoroughly" I still had a two hour tinker session ahead of me to get sound working from my satellite receiver. It was an obscure setting buried in a sub-menu of the receiver, but I finally found it and got it working.
This is NOT a theater-in-a-box system designed for those who want as little agony from setting up a surround system as possible. With 7.1, you're already looking at devoting an afternoon to running and hiding wire all over your living room, but with this, plan on spending your night getting the settings to a point where it will all just function properly. It's like the AV version of installing Linux. It's great once you're done, but God help you if you run into any problems along the way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really liked this receiver when I first bought it in August 2008. The sound quality was amazing and never had an issue with video and audio out of synch. Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by Alberto Cajigas Jr.
This is an amazing 7.1 surround sound system!! I run all my electronics though it and then only run a single HDMI cable to my LCD TV. Great system!!Published on March 8, 2009 by A. Vitro
It came quickly and in perfect condition. I did a lot of research before purchasing this item. I finally settled on this after reading the many glowing reviews here on amazon and... Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by C. Rayl
I am very satisfied with the product. It has excellent sound quality. It has 2 HDMI inputs and one output to interface with game systems, Blue Ray players, DVD players and HDTVs. Read morePublished on January 24, 2009 by Brad
Sounds great. No problems with install. Did not used enclosed speaker cable. The back speakers are not wireless though. I would recommend this product to others.Published on January 24, 2009 by C. Kersten
i purchased this from amazon and when i received it i said to my wife do she think i can install myself or hire a home theatre speacilits. Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by kingofkings
Overall, this is the best Home Theater System in a Box out there for the price.
* HDMI 1080P Switching
* Comes with a HDMI cable
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