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Old 06-15-2007, 04:39 AM
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Can someone recommend me a good receiver... a great picture is no good without great sound.

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Old 06-15-2007, 11:32 AM
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They'll need a lot more info than that to help you. budget? components you already have? etc. etc.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:01 PM
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Depends on your needs. Are you looking for something that will allow for TrueHD? If so you need an HDMI or multichannel analog capable receiver. Although you need a player with analog outs to take advantage of this, which you already have (XA2). If you do decide to go HDMI, just an FYI - an HDMI 1.2 receiver will only accept a 5.1 PCM stream, while an HDMI 1.3 receiver with TrueHD and DTS HD Master decoding will decode a raw bitstream natively. Personally though, I don't think the raw decoding and PCM conversion are much different sound wise.
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:15 PM
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an HDMI 1.2 receiver will only accept a 5.1 PCM stream,
Actually an HDMI 1.1 receiver will accept a multichannel 5.1 PCM stream.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:52 PM
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Take a look at Onkyo's new line. The TX SR605 is a great product and excellent value. We sold more than 30 last week when they came out and I have had nothing but excellent feedback from our customers.
Here's a short list of some key features:
1. HDMI 2x1 switching
2. HDMI 1.3
3. Video up-converting built-in
4. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding built-in.
5. 7.1

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Old 06-16-2007, 09:48 PM
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Hmm... all this is new to me. i understand the picture concetp but when you guys start talking about pcm, true hd, bla bla, i get a little lost. All i want is to have a good picture and great sound. Cost is not an issue but i dont plan on spending over 1000 bucks for a reciever. I've ordered Acoustimass 16 Series II home entertainment speaker system couple days ago.

I also have ps3 as a blue ray player.

Last edited by coookiie; 06-16-2007 at 09:49 PM. Reason: Oh, i also have ps3 as a blue ray player.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:56 PM
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Just get the Onkyo SR605 and you should be fine until you can become more descriminating about what you are looking for. Good budget receiver. Goes well with HD formats. You should be pleased with this receiver for a while. It'll do everything you need it to do.
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