Onkyo HD player has designs on DVDs

Our chums over at sister mag What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision have been given the skinny on a few upcoming treats from Japanese home cinema and audio gu

Our chums over at sister mag What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision have been given the skinny on a few upcoming treats from Japanese home cinema and audio gurus, Onkyo, who are hoping to make more of a splash in Europe this year.Catching our eye and ear was this trim HD DVD player, the DV-HD805, which promises to be 'a very good DVD player with HD DVD support' i.e. it'll do a mean job of squeezing the very best out of your current DVD collection and, oh yes, it'll do that new fangled HD DVD thing too.It's based on Toshiba's impressive second generation, 1080p-outputting HD-XA2 but with some tweaking to satisfy Onkyo's audio appetite and to improve the shady standard-def DVD performance.It's due out in the autumn along with a few other surprises, so take a peak at What Hi-Fi's behind-the-scenes for more.Essentials Onkyo DV-HD805 Price: TBA On sale: Autumn Contact: Onkyo Related stories: Gadget of the Day – Toshiba HD-XE1 Onkyo gadget streams like a good idea Onkyo tunes hi-fi for UK ears