Whether you are building your first home theater or upgrading your existing system, you need a good, solid foundation. You also need a receiver that's not going to be obsolete in six months. And, preferably, one that offers a mix of high-end construction, full-bandwidth power, versatile digital processing, comprehensive connectivity and an attractive price. Well, you found it. In addition to built-in Dolby Digital, Pro Logic, DTS and DTS-ES Matrix decoding, this masterpiece of engineering decodes the latest surround-sound sensation - THX Surround EX-encoded DVD's - and provides 6.1 channels of independent amplification, so you can immediately enjoy the benefits of THX Surround EX (greater 3-D effects and sound location) without having to buy and hook-up an external amplifier.Another very important advantage - THX-Select certification - which means when other A/V receivers start to feel the strain, the DTR-7.1 kicks into higher gear to match the pace of the action - because it's designed and officially certified to be driven hard.The DTR-7.1 also introduces a slew of other features never before available in this price range, most notably extensive systems-integration capabilities for custom installation setups. For example, it has a powered Zone 2 audio output, which means, unlike most multiroom-capable receivers, you don't need an external amplifier to enjoy a stereo audio source (radio, CD, MD, LP, or cassette) in the main room, while at the same time your partner listens to a different stereo source in another room.Other custom installation features include line-level outputs for a second zone amplifier to power whole-house systems, an RS-232 terminal that allows you to use touchscreen controllers from other manufacturers, an infrared-sensor input on the back panel so you can control the DTR-7.1 from another room or if it's inside a cabinet (with optional accessories), and two assignable and configurable 12-volt triggers to activate your power amps, drop the screen, close the drapes, dim the lights - you name it.

Power Rating (8 ohms) 100W x 6
Power Rating (6 ohms) 130W/ch
6 ohm Capable
4 ohm Capable
Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) 10Hz-100kHz
Audio Inputs 3
Assignable Digital Inputs 4
Multi-Channel Analog Inputs 7.1
DACs 96kHz/24-bit x 8
S-Video Input 5
Phono Input x
Color Coded Speaker Terminals
Component Video Switching 2 Pro-Grade
Multi-Room/Multi-Source Powered & Line
Pre-outputs 7.1
AC-3 RF Input for LD
Digital Outputs 1
Upgradeable Processor
THX Certification Select
Surround-EX / DTS-ES x
Comb Filter for Composite to S
Dolby Digital Decoding x
Dolby ProLogic II Decoding
HDMI Video Upconversion
DTS Decoding x
Cinema Re-EQ
HDMI Switching Input/Output
Cinema Re-Eq x
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry x
DTS 96/24
Power-On Volume Memory x
Dolby ProLogic IIx
Intelli Volume x
Learning Remote w/ Macros Back-Lit
Multi-Way Binding Posts x
Remote Interactive (RI) Compatible x
Assignable 12-Volt Triggers x
Multi Room Remote Control Connection Mini & RS232
RS232 Port Control/Upgrade Control only
Detachable Power Cord x
Front-Panel Optical
Time Base Correction (TBC)
Zone 2 Subwoofer
Zone 2 Composite Video
Zone 2 OSD