Onkyo has come up with a slinky solution to all your hi-fi and home cinema needs - a universal DVD system that it claims can do it all.
Great picture quality is assured thanks to the inclusion of two HDMI ports (one output and one pass-through), plus a 108/MHz/14-bit video DAC. Sound quality should be up to snuff too, with 192kHz/24-bit audio DACs and a healthy 50W per channel power output on board.
Indeed Onkyo says that unlike other 'lifestyle' systems, picture and sound quality have been the watchwords here.
Other goodies include a virtual surround sound courtesy of Onkyo's Theatre Surround DSP, a 2.1-channel speaker system and compatibility with a little-known device dubbed the iPod - although you'll also need to add one of Onkyo's range of iPod docks (a DS-A1X for £40, or a DS-A2X for £60) for that.
Price for the whole LV-S501 shebang is just £600 (that's the the DR-S501 receiver + HTS-201 2.1-channel speaker package); or you can pick up the DR-S501 on its own for just £400 - bit of a bargain that.
Oh and as for 'fitting it in with your décor' goes, you can buy the Onkyo LV-S501 in any colour as long as it's black. We should also point out in the interests of balance that other 2.1-channel universal DVD systems are available. The brilliant Arcam Solo Movie 2.1 at £1,450 springs immediately to mind.
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