Disc Compatibility: The Onkyo BD-SP809 is compatible with multiple
||BD-ROM, BD-R/DL (BDMV format), BD-RE/DL (ver.2.1)
||DVD-Video, DVD+R/DL DVD-RW, DVD-R/D,
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution.
While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a
high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player).
Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture,
with deeper, richer colors.
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master
Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray
Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage
capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25
gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold.
Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of
High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that
require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a
conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code
on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BD-SP809 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses
the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording
of copyrighted material.
Firmware Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new
disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update
the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet. The Onkyo BD-SP809 automaticallys check for firmware updates through the player's Internet
connection every time the player is turned on.
http://www.onkyousa.com/download/software.cfm for the latest firmware
Note: The tested Onkyo BD-SP809
contained Firmware Version: 1.26.51 (as of August 2011).
Blu-ray Disc Java (BD-Java): The BD-ROM format supports Java
for interactive functions. BD-Java offers content providers almost unlimited
functionality when creating interactive BD-ROM titles.
AVCHD Compatible: AVCHD is a high definition digital video
camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition video on
DVD using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is
designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data,
enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital camcorder to be
recorded on DVD.
DivX Certified: The BD-SP809 is DivX Certified to play DivX and DivX
Plus HD (H.264/MKV) video up to 1080p HD, including premium content, on DVD-R/RW
and DVD+R/RW discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Onkyo Blu-ray player supports playback of MP3
(112-320 kbps)/WMA (48-192 kbps) music
files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. The player can
recognize up to 999 folders/9,999 files per Blu-ray or DVD disc; and 255
folders/999 files per CD.
JPEG Slide Show: The Onkyo BD-SP809 supports playback of JPEG
still-image files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. The JPEG
files must have a picture resolution between 32 x 32 and 5,120 x 3,840 pixels
(File size: 12MB or less). The player can recognize up to 999 folders/9,999
files per Blu-ray or DVD disc; and 255 folders/999 files per CD.
297MHz/12-Bit NSV DAC: The BD-SP809 incorporates a
high-quality 297 MHz/12-bit video DAC (ADV7340) featuring NSV (Noise Shaped
Video) technology to reduce aliasing and noise in high-definition video signals.
This high-speed DAC excels at reproducing details in high-resolution images,
ensuring a video output that is as faithful as possible to the input source.
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 1080p Upscaling: Onboard Qdeo
technology from Marvell ensures pristine deinterlacing, noise-reduction, and
1080p upscaling. The Onkyo BD-SP809 utilizes a Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 1080p
Upscaling and video processing. The Marvel Qdeo Video Chip produces quiet and
natural video, free from noise and artifacts. Analog video signals
(composite/component) are converted to HDMI and can be scaled to the resolution
set in the menu: Through (no scaling), Auto (automatically scaled to the highest
resolution supported by the display), 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Video Outputs: The Onkyo BD-SP809 features three
high-definition video outputs (2 HDMI/1 component) and one standard-definition
video output (composite).
- Dual HDMI (ver.1.4): The BD-SP809's dual HDMI outputs
A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one cable. The twin
HDMI outputs allow you to switch between two display, such as your main TV
for daily viewing & a projector for movies. The HDMI
output is version 1.4, which supports 3D, Deep Color, & x.v.Color video content. The HDMI resolution
can be fixed at 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which selects
the highest resolution accepted by your television.
- Component Video: The component video output supports up
to 1080i resolution for AVCD, DivX, and VOD video. When playing back a
Blu-ray disc, the video output is limited to 480i. When playing back a DVD
movie, the video output is limited to 480p.
- Composite Video: The composite output is always live
and fixed at 480i; it can output video when playing a Blu-ray Disc.
1080p/24Hz Output: Through the HDMI output, BD-SP809 has a 1080p
(1920 x 1080 pixel) output option, at either the 60 Hz video or 24 Hz film frame
rates. Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame rate of 24 frames per
second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second the
BD-SP809 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080/24p
format) with no need for conversion.
3D-Ready: The Onkyo BD-SP809 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc
movies in full HD 1080p.
Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content,
3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting
at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.
Deep Color: The HDMI output supports Deep Color, increasing
the number of bits available for transmission, meaning more colors. This results
in greater color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions, and ultra-fine gradations
between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray, for higher
x.v.Color: The BD-SP809 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's
ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future (JPEG only).
Source Direct: In Source Direct mode, the Onkyo BDSP-809 Blu-ray
player outputs the unprocessed video signal via HDMI, preserving the original
resolution of the video content. This enables you to have the video processing
performed downstream, for example by a high-end A/V receiver incorporating the
more advanced video-processing technology.
TV Aspect: The BD-SP809 lets you adjust for your
television's aspect ratio.
- 16:9 Wide: Wide screen signal displayed over the entire
- 16:9 Squeeze: 4:3 signal displayed in the center of the
- 4:3 Pan & Scan: 16:9 signal played on 4:3 screen with
- 4:3 Letterbox: 16:9 signal played on 4:3 screen with
black bars on the top and bottom.
Picture Adjustments: The Onkyo BD-SP809 offers the following picture
- Contrast: Adjusts the difference between the bright and dark
parts of the picture.
- Brightness: Adjusts the brightness of the picture.
- Sharpness: Adjust the sharpness of the picture.
- Gamma Correction: Adjusts the dark positions of the picture.
- ICR Red/Blue/Green: Adjusts the red, blue, and green color of the
- Color: Adjusts the color density of the picture.
- Hue: Adjusts the balance between green and red.
- Black Level: Adjusts the black level.
- Noise Reductions: Reduces the noise in the luminance signal and
- MPEG NR: Reduces block noise and mosquito noise.
- Edge Enhancer: Emphasizes the edge of the picture.
- Qdeo True Color: Adjust the smoothness of the picture.
- Progressive Mode: Selects the setting of the progressive scan
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view additional content
(such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is
High-Quality Audio Circuitry: The Blu-ray player's audio benefits from
a high-precision clock, separate blocks for audio & video circuitry, and a
vibration-reducing top cover.
THX: The Onkyo BD-SP809 is THX certified. THX was founded by
George Lucas and utilizes stringent standards to ensure movies are reproduced in
movie theaters & home theaters just as the director intended.
Surround Sound Decoders: The BD-SP809 has built-in Dolby
Digital and DTS surround processors. High Definition audio soundtracks (Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD) are output either as a bitstream or as
a decoded multichannel PCM signal through the HDMI or digital output jack (when encoded on the
||Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
|Dolby Digital Plus
||Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an extension
to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1 channel
surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby
Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the optical or coaxial digital output.
||DTS-HD Mater Audio has a maximum
transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and used lossless compression (Lossless), and
DTS-HD Mater Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz,
and maximum of 7.1ch.
|5.1ch (192 kHz)
|DTS-HD High Resolution
||DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel
surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6
Mbps, with a lossy compression.
Linear PCM is a signal recording format used for
Audio CDs and on some DVD and Blu-ray discs. The sound on Audio CDs
is recorded at 44.1 kHz with 16 bits. (Sound is recorded between 48
kHz with 16 bits and 96 kHz with 24 bits on DVD video discs and
between 48 kHz with 16 bits and 192 kHz with 24 bits on BD video
Dynamic Range Control: This lets you adjust the
range between the loudest and softest sounds (dynamic range) for playback at
average volume. Use this when it is hard to hear dialogue.
- Normal: The same audio
output range is played as the original recorded audio output range.
Shift: When Dolby Digital
audio is played back, the dynamic range of the audio is adjusted so that the
dialogue portion can be heard easily. (If the audio sounds abnormal, set to
Auto: When you play back
audio in the Dolby TrueHD format, the dynamic range is automatically
Down Sampling: 192 kHz and 96 kHz digital signals can be
converted to 48 kHz for components not compatible with higher sampling rates.
Audio Outputs: The Onkyo BD-SP809 features both analog (RCA)
and digital (optical/coaxial) audio outputs.
- Digital Audio Output: The BD-SP809 is equipped with one
optical digital output and one coaxial digital output. The Audio menu allows
you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the digital output. Settings
allow you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix
surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
- Analog Audio Output: There is one pair of stereo analog
USB Port: The Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray player supports the
playback of JPEG still-image files (32x32 to 5120x3840), MP3 (112-320 kbps)
music files, and WMA (48-192 kbps) music files stored on a USB mass storage
class device through its rear-panel USB port. The player's USB interface can
recognize up to 999 folders/9,999 files. The USB mass storage class device must
be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 file system.
Ethernet Port: The Onkyo
BD-SP809 is equipped with a rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet terminal
(10BASE-T/100BaSE-TX) to connect the player to your home network and broadband
Internet. By connecting this player to your home network and broadband Internet
service you can enjoy a variety of content on your TV using BD-LIVE functions,
video-on-demand services, PC streaming, and also perform
Note: This Player is not compatible with a Wireless LAN connection.
Video On-Demand (VOD): With this Blu-ray
player, you can enjoy a variety of video-on-demand streaming content by
connecting the unit to the Internet via its Ethernet port. The BD-SP809 supports
the following VOD services.
On-Demand (VOD) Services
||Blockbuster On-Demand gives you the
convenience of renting movies online and the ability to exchange
them in-store. When you're finished watching a DVD, you can return
it by mail or exchange it for a movie rentals or discounted game
rentals at participating Blockbuster stores. Blockbuster's online
DVD library has more than 95,000 titles, and it's growing every
week. Subscription plans starting at $11.99.
|Film Fresh (by
||Film Fresh (by RoxioNow) offers
thousands of online movies & TV episodes for you to download and
instantly watch. No subscription necessary. You can rent movies for
$2.99 or purchase movies for $9.95.
||With more than 20 million members in the
United States and Canada, Netflix is the world's leading Internet
subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For $7.99 a month,
Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes
streamed over the Internet. This unit supports Netflix 5.1ch audio/video
streaming. Netflix is available in the United States and
||VUDU has the most HD titles on demand and more
are added every week. VUDU delivers a cinema-like experience at home with
HDX, featuring stunning 1080p True Digital and rich Dolby Digital Plus 5.1
surround sound. VUDU is available without a monthly subscription or
contract. There are no late fees, plus thousands of movies are available to
rent for just $2 for two nights. VUDU is only available in the United
||VUDU Apps provides you with access
to a wide range of Internet services and applications including
streaming video, music on demand, photo browsing, social networking,
and more. VUDU Apps uses a unique, cloud-based architecture
optimized for consumer electronics devices, including delivering the
latest applications without the need for software downloads or
frequent firmware updates. Vudu Apps include Vudu movies, Pandora
internet radio, Facebook, Twitter, Flickeer, Picasa, Weather, Stock
Tracker, The New York Times, Associated Press, CNN Daily, Wikipedia,
and much more.
Note: It is recommended to use a broadband line
connection with an effective speed of 1-2 Mbps (for 480p), 2.25-4.5 Mbps
(for 720p), and 4.5-9 Mbps (for 1080p).
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The BD-SP809 is DLNA certified (version
1.5) as a Digital Media Player and can retrieve audio, video, and photo files
stored on computers and servers within the same network. The BD-SP809 lets you stream
MPEG video files (1/2), JPEG still-image files (32x32 to 5120x3840), and MP3
(112-320 kbps)/WMA (48-192 kbps)/LPCM music files stored on your DLNA compatible PC or digital media server.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's l USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.
Start Up/Play Back Time: The Onkyo Blu-ray player has a
start-up time of approximately 18.6 seconds. It takes approximately 49.2 seconds
for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time (only
6.3 seconds) & playback time (31.9 seconds) from standby mode. When the Quick
Start Mode is turned on the standby power consumption is higher.
Parental Control: The Onkyo BD-SP809 offers Parental Control settings
to limit BD and DVD video according to the age of the users. The control
settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password.
- Parental control level for DVD-video:
- 8 and Off: All DVD-video can be played.
- 1-7: Prohibits play of DVD-video with corresponding ratings
recorded on them.
- Parental control level for BD-video:
- No Limit: All BD-video can be played.
- 0-99 year(s): Prohibits play of BD-video
with corresponding ratings recorded on them.
Auto Power Off: This functions sets the Blu-ray
player so that power is automatically shut off if playback is stopped and you do
not perform any operations for approximately 10 minutes.
Remote Control: An IR remote control provides wireless operation of
the Blu-ray player. The remote can also be used to control basic functions of an
Onkyo AV receiver.
HDMI Control: HDMI CEC allows components compatible with the
HDMI Control function to be controlled via the HDMI connection.
When this player is turned on, your HDMI-connected TV is also turned on and the
appropriate external input channel will be selected automatically. The
appropriate external input channel can also be selected on your TV automatically
when you press when the player's "Play" button and the power is on.
IR Input/Output: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to
control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote
control system and locating the remote sensor in sight. The 3.5mm IR output jack
allows you to send the control signals to an additional component.
RS-232C Port: The RS-232 port can connect to external
control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.