New York (June 28, 2007)–Onkyo Professional introduced its first surround processor model designed for commercial and professional studio applications at InfoComm 2007. The Onkyo Pro PR-SC885P is a THX-Ultra2 Certified 7.1-channel A/V processor that provides HDMI 1.3a compatibility, upconversion of all sources to HD video with Reon-VX HQV video processing, and an array of connection options. The rack-mounted unit is built around a toroidal transformer power supply with two separate power transformers for audio and video processing, and includes professional XLR balanced pre-outs for all channels.
Onkyo Pro PR-SC885P. The PR-SC885P features HDMI v1.3a switching for single-cable transmission of HD video and audio signal, single-cable pure-digital audio and video transfer from HDMI sources, including 1080p and Deep-Color capability. Four HDMI inputs and two outputs are included to accommodate combinations of high definition sources and display devices.
Onkyo Professional’s PR-SC885P is reportedly among the first A/V preamplifier/processors available to include Silicon Optix’s Reon-VX HQV video processing. This IC chip-based technology provides the processor with high-quality video scaling and deinterlacing, including upscaling of all video sources to 1080p high definition video for output over the HDMI connection. Additionally, all video sources are also upconverted to HD output via the unit’s component video outputs to accommodate displays lacking an HDMI input.
Aimed at large-scale installations, the PR-SC885P includes a range of integration features, including an ethernet port for integration with both AMX (via Device Discovery) and Crestron (via e-control) control systems. There is also a bidirectional RS-232 port, as well as IR in/out and dual 12-volt trigger jacks. Finally, it includes Onkyo’s RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) system control capability, which allows for integration of many system control functions via the HDMI connection between compatible components from Onkyo as well as many other manufacturers.