Denon Electronics has introduced the S-5BD BD/Receiver, an innovative single-component home entertainment solution that combines an audiophile grade 5.1-channel surround sound receiver with an advanced Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player featuring BD Live connectivity.
Notably, the S-5BD is one of the first products announced to feature HDMI 1.4 with support of Audio Return Channel.The built-in Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Player delivers video and audio with 1080p/24p video output, DVD video scaling up to 1080p, plus network interconnectivity and advanced interactivity with BD-Live.
The unit features front-panel HDMI (3 inputs/1 output, all certified for HDMI 1.4) and SD card inputs, as well as iPod direct connectivity via the USB port (with connectivity for Denon's Networked Control Dock for iPod as well). The S-5BD includes support for Dolby Pro Logic IIz, featuring Front Height Effects Channels, as well as Dolby TrueHD/ DTS-HD Master audio support.
The Denon S-5BD BD/Receiver is scheduled for availability in March 2010 with a suggested retail price of $1,799.