HDMI 1.4 Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
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.
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.