As more and more of our front rooms move to HD, more and more of our video sources will too — just look at the next generation of video game systems — and the AVR-4806 by Denon ($3500) is ready to handle all of them. The beast boasts switching for composite, component, DVI, HDMI, and S Video, is THX Ultra2 Certified and can handle audio in all of these formats: THX Surround EX, dts Extended Surround Discrete 6.1, dts ES Matrix 6.1, dts Neo:6 Cinema & Music Matrix, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, dts, Ultra2 7.1 Cinema and Music modes, and Lucasfilm Home THX Cinema 4.0, 5.1 and 6.1ES. Whew. If that’s not enough for you, check out the pic of the back side after the jump. [Thanks, Ted]
Denon has long been known for their excellent (and extremely expensive) home theater receivers, and now they are bringing the same quality and elegance to a slightly more affordable level. The S-301 Home Theater System ($1600) and it’s little bro the S-101 ($1000) feature Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, two front speakers, and a sub, however, it’s the ability to access your iPod’s navigation menu from your TV screen that makes the systems standout — and quite honestly, they’re making our Bose systems a little jealous.