Onkyo’s LS-V501 home cinema system goes boom

High-end home cinema receiver mastermind Onkyo is tempting all of us stereo-dependant DVD fans with a cunning blend of powerful audio magic with a pig

High-end home cinema receiver mastermind Onkyo is tempting all of us stereo-dependant DVD fans with a cunning blend of powerful audio magic with a piggy bank-friendly price tag.The LV-S501 packs together a receiver, amp with 2.1 channel speakers and a multi-talented DVD player. Available in black or silver, Onkyo’s LV-S501 supports HDMI input and output, it upscales to 720p/1080i, and packs a component video out and optical coaxial digital audio inputs. The DVD drive has big love for loads of formats, including DVD, CD, SACD and DVD-Audio disc, as well as WMA, JPEG picture and DivX discs.As if that wasn’t enough, it has a 100w subwoofer, with its speakers kicking out a healthy 2x50w. And if that’s too quiet for you noise junkies the LV-S501 is happy with full-range loudspeakers should you wish to remind the neighbours how much you like Die Hard. There’s also a version without speakers if you already have your own – the DR-S501.For £600 and £400 respectively, the spec on these DVD players seem too good to be true. Oh dear, have we been typing out our dreams into the news section again?For your chance to win an LS-V501, enter our competitionEssentialsOnkyo LS-V501 and DR-S501 DVD player/receiver/speakerPrice: £600, £400On sale: Out NowContact: OnkyoRelated stories:Review: Onkyo Jamo TX L55Review: Onkyo NR 5000EReview: Pioneer DCS 353