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Integra to release HD DVD player

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Sep 2007 7:28 User comments (7)

Integra to release HD DVD player Integra, which is known for selling high-end audio/video equipment, announced this week that it will release a HD DVD player by the end of the year, joining many other third party companies planning to unveil HD DVD hardware this year. Integra's HD DVD player will support full HD 1080p video playback at 24fps (for compatible displays). It also includes a built-in HQV Reon VX processor and an Ethernet port.
It will, however, be one of the most expensive players of the 2007 line-up, expected to retail for around $1,100. It will have a series of high-end DACs for custom home automation and analog A/V connections. HD DVD's rival, Blu-ray, looks to be the better performing format for the time being and many third party companies have come forward with plans for Blu-ray players.

Sony's own Blu-ray equipment accounts for more than 90% of Blu-ray stand-alone player sales, according to Home Media. More than half a dozen companies will put out HD DVD players this year, with Venturer gaining interest in its upcoming HD DVD player, rumored to be around $200 or less.

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7 user comments

17.9.2007 8:58
24Lover
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It will, however, be one of the most expensive players of the 2007 line-up, expected to retail for around $1,100.

No thanks i could get a duel format player for that price & people say Bluray prices are high my god thats insane.Im going to waiting this format war out until nov when you will see better prices then i will decide which format is better for me.So far i like Bluray the most.

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27.9.2007 9:17

Integra is actually Onkyo's high-end brand somewhat like Lexus and Toyota. The Integra wasn't meant for the casual non-enthusiast.

The specs look impressive. The HQV Reon VX (already available in the Toshiba XA2 and the Onkyo) is present here. Also welcome is the HDMI 1.3 bitstream transmission of advanced audio codecs PLUS 1080p/24fps. The higher price is likely due to the better build quality plus the more advanced Wolfson and Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit audio DACs.

dblbogey7: Can you ask your dealer to let you audition one of these?

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadg...9/dhs88-(2).jpg

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37.9.2007 11:07
morguex
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I agree with eatsushi, Integra is not meant for the casual listener.
I own all integra audio equipment, receiver, dvd player and cd player.
There's nothing wrong with box store stuff(sony, pioneer and so on),
But if you like better sounding equipment, this is the way to go.
You gotta rember this stuff is more expensive because they use much higher end components in the assembly of these products.
And beliver me the RMS ratings on their recievers and Amps are very true, unlike the box store products. I would put my 75 watts RMS a channel up against a sony 125 watt a channel anyday.
It'll eat it alive.
Peace all

47.9.2007 20:59
dblbogey7
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Originally posted by eatsushi:
dblbogey7: Can you ask your dealer to let you audition one of these?
eatsushi: I just got off the phone with my A/V dealer who's still at the CEDIA. He's promised to let me try out the Integra as soon as he gets some in stock. What he's all excited about though is the new JVC 1080p projector with a 30,000:1 contrast ratio - the DLA-HD100.

58.9.2007 18:36

dblbogey7: This model looks good indeed. Do you know if Integra follows strict MSRP pricing (like Denon) or are street prices lower?

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69.9.2007 4:13
dblbogey7
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error5: I'm not sure about pricing on the Integra but I'll ask my dealer when he gets back from Denver and I'll PM you.

711.9.2007 1:36

just another one to add to the market.

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