Onkyo 3D-ready HTIBs are coming

We recently told you about a slew of new Onkyo receivers that will offer support for 3D content. Thankfully, that upgrade has trickled down to the company's 2010 line of home-theater-in-a-box products.

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Tuesday we told you about a slew of new Onkyo receivers that will support 3D content. Thankfully, that upgrade has trickled down to the company's 2010 line of home-theater-in-a-box products. Both the HT-S3300 and HTS-5300--which are follow-ups to the HT-S3200 and HTS-5200--will fully support 3D video pass-through.

Sure, 3D support is a welcome addition; however, perhaps the most notable improvement to this year's models is the capability pass both video and audio via an HDMI cable. Until now, these Onkyo HTIBs required a separate audio connection, but now you can ditch the extra wires.

Finally, the company announced an unconventional 2.1 HTIB, the HTX-22HDX, that is designed to emulate surround sound with just two speakers.

Highlights of the three new models:

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Key features of the Onkyo HT-S3300:

  • 5.1 AV receiver, 55 watts per channel
  • Three HDMI 1.4 inputs (with audio return channel and pass-through)
  • 3D-compatible (able to pass 3D HDMI signal from 3D Blu-ray player to 3D TV)
  • Onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Includes Onkyo U-Port for connection of proprietary iPod docks and HD Radio tuners
  • $380 | Available March 2010
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Key features of the Onkyo HT-S5300:

  • 7.1 AV receiver, 65 watts per channel
  • Four HDMI 1.4 inputs (with audio return channel and pass-through)
  • 3D-compatible (able to pass 3D HDMI signal from 3D Blu-ray player to 3D TV)
  • Onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Includes dedicated iPod dock with support for devices fourth generation and higher and all iPhones
  • $600 | Available April 2010
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Key features of the Onkyo HTX-22HDX:

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