Integra DTR-30.2 Receiver First Look

Featuring HDMI 1.4a including 3D support, this receiver should be getting some buzz. Looks like it does a solid job all around, and the $800 asking price isn’t completely unreasonable.

Speaking of upconversion, the Integra DTR-30.2 utilizes the well known Faroudja DCDi chipset to upconvert and upscale all your sources (including composite, component, and VGA) to 1080p. Additional features include HDMI Audio Return Channel, Dolby Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ & Dynamic Volume, THX Loudness Plus, Burr-Brown (PCM1690) 192K / 24-Bit Audio DACs on all channels, and onscreen GUI. If you are thinking those three in the middle are basically the same thing… you’re right. Dolby Volume, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and THX Loundness Plus are all solutions to keep volume steady across time. That way, when those loud commercials come on, your receiver will keep you from blowing a tweeter.