Sony has announced a new AV receiver that is capable of supporting 3D audio and video. This receiver features HDMI 1.4 3D pass-though, HD connectivity, as well as support for 3D hardware and software.
The STR-DN1010 is a 7.1-channel AV receiver that features Full HD 1080/24p support and seven HD inputs in total allowing for connection to a wide variety of devices. Its HDMI 3D pass-through technology supports 3D video from connected devices and passes them through to a 3D compatible high definition television, while decoding high-resolution audio codecs.
The receiver also features an icon-driven menu system for simple device and content navigation and has the ability to upscale analog video sources to 1080p resolution via HDMI.
In addition, the STR-DN1010 is compatible with all advanced audio codecs, including Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD Master Audio and features wireless 2nd zone capabilities through Sony’s S-AIR wireless technology. The STR-DN1010 A/V receiver also features a Digital Media Port (DMP) input for simple connection to external sources including an iPod and iPhone and is compatible with both Deep Color and x.v.Color.
Sony’s Director of Home Audio and Video Division, Neal Manowitz said, “It’s important for consumers to understand the role that audio plays in the in-home 3D experience. By streamlining connectivity and supporting 3D hardware and software, the STR-DN1010 receiver will provide a simplified approach to 3D home theater control and performance, ensuring the best possible user experience.”
The STR-DN1010 A/V receiver will for about US$500. Pricing and availability in Australia has not been announced.