Onkyo has announced March deliveries of its first 3D-Ready home theater receivers and home theater in a box (HTiB) systems which support the new HDMI v1.4 connectivity standard for new 3D video displays.

In addition to being 3D Ready, the new devices feature the ability to decode lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams, a new onscreen graphical display that lets the user watch the program in the background while using the function menu and "HDMI Thru" which allows content to pass through to the TV when the receiver is in a standby state.

The new A/V Receivers are the Onkyo TX-SR608, TX-SR308 and TX-SR508

The new TX-SR608 7.2-channel THX-Select2 Plus certified receiver has new power amplifier section that uses three-stage inverted Darlington output topology, and a power boost from 90 to 100 watts. Audyssey DSX dimensional sound processing has been added to its predecessor's Dolby PLIIz capabilities. Additionally, all video sources, including those using the new PC input, and regardless of source resolution, can be upscaled to 1080p via HDMI. The TX-SR608 will also include a front HDMI input.

The TX-SR608 will be available in the United States in April for $599. In Canada, the TX-SR608 arrives in May for a suggested selling price of $700.

The 5.1-channel TX-SR308 and 7.1-channel TX-SR508 3D ready Receivers round out the new line of receivers from Onkyo. The TX-SR308 is priced at $299 in the U.S. and $329 in Canada and will be available in April. The TX-SR508 makes its way to U.S. store shelves in April for $399. In Canada, the TX-SR-508 arrives a month later and will sell for $500.

The HTiB package systems, which each consist of a receiver, speakers and a subwoofer, are the 5.1-channel HT-S3300 and 7.1-channel HT-S5300; the latter also includes an iPod dock. In the U.S., the HT-S3300 will ship in March with an MSRP of $379, followed by the HT-S5300 in April for $599. In Canada, the HT-S3300 will ship in April for $500, followed by the HT-S5300 in May for $700.

A third packaged system departs from the traditional HTiB form factor and uses a combination subwoofer and 3D Ready A/V receiver plus two front speakers. It uses Onkyo’s own Theater-Dimensional processor to create surround effect through just 2.1 channels. The HTX-22HDX has three HDMI v1.4 inputs, handles HD audio formats from DTS and Dolby; offers four distinct audio modes for gaming; and outputs for additional speakers. In the U.S, the HTX-22HDX will ship in May and sell for $349. In Canada, the HTX-22HDX will sell for $400 beginning in June.

Discuss all of the new Onkyo Devices in Digital Home’s Home Theatre Equipment forums .