The Denon S-5BD Integrated 5.1 AV Receiver & Blu-ray / DVD / CD Player is an AVR/BD combo unit that effortlessly combines high quality audio with Profile 2.0 Blu-ray playback capability delivered in an elegant, streamlined package. Its slew of features and classic design make it ideal for custom installations while its performance is on par with audiophile standards.
The award-winning S-5BD offers support for high definition visuals along with high definition surround sound decoders including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The unit features AL24 processing to reduce distortion and accurately reproduce the original analog waveform while Denon's direct mechanical ground construction reduces vibration to optimize its audio support. The convenient Audessy volume control balances commercials and other loud source material with softer volumes, so you don't have to reach for the remote to manually balance the volume.
Proprietary Audessy MultEQ provides room acoustic measurement and correction, sensing the amount and type of speakers that are connected and then customizing the sound to the environment. This process uses the included microphone, which plugs into the front panel.
With support of HDMI 1.4 for Audio Return Channel capability, iPod connectivity and support of 2-source, dual-zone sound, this unit packs many features into its intelligent design. Multi-channel analog outputs allow for 5.1 configuration or 7.1 with the addition of a power amp. Meanwhile, 1080p/24p video output and DVD scaling up to 1080p offer enhanced picture quality. Of course, it also gives you the interconnectivity of BD-Live when paired with an internet connection and memory card with 1GB of memory.
The front panel carries on in sophistication yet gives you convenience at your fingertips. Unique peripheral jackknife doors open to reveal an HDMI and USB port that accommodates your iPod directly, and an SD memory card slot to display photos or other media. When not in use, these doors swing down to maintain the unit's sleek profile. The graphical user interface of the unit is easy to navigate, and the Glo-key remote features glow buttons for use in dark viewing environments.