Onkyo AVR with HDCP 2.2 copy protection now shipping

posted on Thursday, 24th July 2014 by Steve May

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The first Onkyo 7.2 channel AV reciever with next-generation HDCP 2.2 copy protection is now shipping. An ideal partner for UHD screens, the HT-RC660 offers 4K/60 Hz-compatible HDMI inputs, plus integrated Wi-Fi  and Bluetooth. Distribution is via Invision UK.

The provision of HDCP 2.2 could be significant for custom installers. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection is used to secure the transmission of digital assets between HDCP 2.2 compliant devices. It's unclear yet what content sources will use HDCP 2.2, however if implemented on satellite transmissions or disc players, non-compliant hardware may either degrade AV performance or block it completely. Onkyo is currently the only AV receiver maker to include HDCP 2.2 copy protection into its receiver range, deploying the Silicon Image SiL9679 4:2:0 solution. Installers should note it operates on a single HDMI input, the one labeled STB/DVR.

File playback compatibility is extensive and includes includes MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and DSD. Video upscaling comes via Qdeo. Rated power output is 120w p/c into 6 ohms. Multi-room support comprises powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 line-out.

HT-RC660 Rear Crop"Onkyo never fails to deliver and this latest model is a powerful addition to our already extensive range of AV receivers," says David Meyerowitz, Invision product specialist. "In terms of home entertainment, it's a weighty all-rounder and if you don't plan on upgrading your current display just yet, then it's good to know that your receiver is ready to go with the latest HDMI technology." Same day despatch is offered on orders placed before 5.30pm for next day delivery, via the Invision Express on-line hub.

For more on Invision's extensive range of AV hardware, visit our partner page today.

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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