The Blu-ray player DV BD 606 (600 euro) Onkyo reads as a BD player DVDs very quickly and offers a quiet, sharp image. However, he has some rare compatibility problems.
- Blu-ray player Onkyo DV BD 606
- Data sheet
Originally put Onkyo on the HD-DVD camp and showed finished player at trade fairs. Now the Japanese had to turn around and come up with this solid debut in terms of Blu-ray disc on the market. The equipment and the installation of the configuration possibilities of DV-BD 606 voted the developers very clearly on the current receiver program. So too this player a little with analog connections but need in the digital high-definition world of already fewer and fewer users.
For listeners who use even an amplifier from the HD time, he offers a – very rare – trick: in this case, turning the sound into the “Mix” – mode, and it comes out in the player decoded and ready mixed sound as Dolby Digital. Sure, a little loss of quality adheres to this re-encode operation, which is more than bearable, because so are also users of conventional SP-DIF signals in the enjoyment of Blu-ray-gimmicks and reasonable, such as commentary tracks.
Who just takes it, the might that the DV BD 606 no internal HD-audio decoder called his own, therefore even in modern HDMI transmission the trick with Dolby Digital Access back and must therefore worse sound bother at first glance. This is technically correct, currently you need this feature but only for comments and may sound menu buttons – hardly a loss, if not perfect audiophile sound, the testers found. The BD sound only as pure bit stream is decoded into a modern amplifier with own decoders and fine D/A converters really fun, and Onkyo offers a whole range. However, Onkyo’s need to iron again programmer firmware, for compatibility with some media throws a few wrinkles. So DVDs with DTS-96/24 soundtracks to silent films do currently, and BDs with DTS-HD Master audio tracks scattered right, as the menu showed, but let the HDMI output to elicit only the DTS core, recognized the player about the 2.0 channel track when Mylene Farmers “avant gue lombre… a Bailey”. Also the image-in the image display “Serenity” still the wrong format used in the Blu-ray.
Praise receives the player in terms of Media Compatibility, it is him, but, whether high resolution JPEG photos or MP3 music from CD, DVD or SD card coming. He is happy to also DiVX videos to PAL resolution, if they come from a disc. Switching between drive is well resolved and right on the first Setup menu page for this to look longer SD card reader via the quick menu on other players in the depth of the tree. Pleasant and BD player average afloat the Onkyo DVD reads, whose Menü appears after only 15 seconds.
The image of the DV-BD 606 convinced, shows sharp, tranquil contours because the de Interlacer working very stable only on instruction of the disc, and the scaler features clean, fine details. Sonically, the Onkyo had restrained 1800 BD, CD analog how digital a little finer dissolved building similar Denon DVD which as yet a little more made off with voice playback especially at S-Lauten. The cheaper Onkyo also appeared in the multiple-channel operation a little more, but he sounded always balanced and dynamic.
Onkyo’s BD debut induces not euphoria, but can be described as successful without hesitation. Way to go.
Onkyo DV BD 606
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.3a|
|Max resolution of HDMI|
|Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master||/|
|Decoder DD / DTS||/|
|Remote control for TV / Adaptive||/|
|Predefined picture settings / adjustable|
|Memory card reader|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||15 / 44.0 s|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/ /|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)||104 dB|
|Output resistance||683 ohm|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD||1.7 / 1.2 mm|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD||3.0|
|Power consumption standby / operating||0.3 / 22.9 W|
|Short conclusion||Solid Onkyo BD entry. Clear menus, handy remote control. Fast DVD – time. SD card reader for photos and music. Good picture quality of DVD and BD No internal HD-audio decoder. Balanced, neutral sound.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||15 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||well over 99|
|Price-performance ratio||good – very good|
|tested in issue:||3 / 09|