Onkyo presents the TX-SR309, which is an entry level AV receiver that has been fine-tuned to cater to your needs directly out of the box.
Anyone not familiar with the AV receivers can easily set-up the TX-SR309 without much delay thanks to the new overlaid on-screen display. This means you can adjust the settings immediately, without having to switch back and forth from a blank screen background.
Despite being an entry level model, Onkyo has equipped the receiver with PLL jitter-cleaning circuit technology which reduces distortion.
Further, the AV receiver comes with Onkyo’s proprietary Advanced Music Optimizer that lets you get the most out of compressed music. The receiver also handles high-definition, lossless audio in the form of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
The USB port in the front provides you connectivity option with your iPod/iPhone. There are three HDMI input ports that would enable you to connect Blu-ray player, gaming console, HD camera, etc. and then stream the output through a single interface onto your HD TV. The HDMI implementation on this receiver supports both 3D video and an Audio Return Channel.
The TX-SR309 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 your AV receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
The Onkyo TX-SR309B 5.1 3D Ready AV Receiver is available from Amazon for £179.95.