April 1, 2010
New Onkyo Home Theater Products Compatible With HDMI 1.4a (3D)

By Gary Reber

Onkyo USA confirmed today that its home theater products currently being rolled out and on sale after March 2010 will be compatible with the “Side-By-Side (Half)” and “Top-and-Bottom” 3D video formats*1. These formats have been added by HDMI Licensing, LLC*2 as mandatory formats for 3D broadcast content in the specification for HDMI version 1.4a.

Onkyo’s announcement applies to the recently announced A/V receiver models TX-SR308, TX-SR508 and TX-SR608, home theater system models HT-S3300, HT-S5300 and HTX-22HDX, as well as all A/V receivers and HTiB products that will be introduced this year.

*1 The added mandatory resolutions are as follows:
      • Side-By-Side (Half): 1080i at 50 Hz or 59.94 Hz/60 Hz
      • Top-and-Bottom: 720p at 50 Hz or 59.94 Hz/60 Hz, 1080p at 23.97 Hz/24 Hz

*2 HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification. On

March 3rd 2010, it released the specification for HDMI version 1.4a, which added requirements regarding 3D broadcast formats. Onkyo confirms the adoption of these new requirements according to the specification released by HDMI Licensing, LLC.

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

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