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Old 04-04-2008, 10:09 PM
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Default New Sony STR-DG820 with TrueDolby and DTS-HD

I just went on the Sony website and I found the new STR-DG820.
I went to the front panel layout and the front panel ha TrueDolb and DTS-HD printed on. The price is $399 and it is coming out in the end of April.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665364791
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:54 PM
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If you look under specs, under Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD it does not say yes. I don't see DTS-MA listed either. Not sure about this one??
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:58 AM
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it is weird that they would have the Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD logo's on the machine, but forget to check yes, on the spec's list?
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as soon as the fiance' gives me the ok i'm getting it!=p~
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If you look under specs, under Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD it does not say yes. I don't see DTS-MA listed either. Not sure about this one??
I just contacted Sony and it has TrueHD and DTS-MA and PCM 5.1.

I will buy one as soon it is out.
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as soon as the fiance' gives me the ok i'm getting it!=p~
Why would you do that when the Onkyo 605 can be had for the same price?
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Why would you do that when the Onkyo 605 can be had for the same price?
I honestly don't like sony so I cant believe Im supporting this, I would definatly buy the Onkyo (actually im going to buy the 606 when it comes out) but the sony has 4 HDMI inputs...
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I honestly don't like sony so I cant believe Im supporting this, I would definatly buy the Onkyo (actually im going to buy the 606 when it comes out) but the sony has 4 HDMI inputs...
So what? Get a cheap HDMI switch from Monoprice. How many HDMI devices can a person have who is looking at $400 receivers? I think the much better quality of other brands trumps a couple extra HDMI connections.
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Why would you do that when the Onkyo 605 can be had for the same price?
Thanks for letting me know about the Onkyo.
I just ordered the Onkyo 705. It should be here on Tuesday.
It has DolbyTrueHD, DTS-MA, PCM 5.1 and is THX certfied, all this for $570 on Amazon. I have Amazon prime, so I get the 2 days shipping.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:20 PM
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DTS-HD MA and TrueHD decoding, 4 HDMI inputs, $399 ... at first I was ready to get this, then realized I wouldn't really need internal decoding since the PS3 and HD-A2 doesn't bitstream , I opted for last year's model STR-DG810 on sale for about $250... and unfortunately I was very disappointed in the bass response of the 810 when watching movies in lossless audio. Also did a little research on AVS forums and apparently a lot of people say that lately Sony's receivers perform sub-par for the money. I returned it a week later, got the Yamaha RX-V463 and almost instantly noticed the difference in sound quality and was finally satisfied.

The Sony 820 might follow this trend in poor sound quality, or maybe it might actually perform like how a Sony product should. It's obvious Sony's punch-line is 4 HDMI inputs and the low price, but if the quality isn't there it's not worth the hassle. For anyone considering getting the 820, maybe you should wait until a review is released until pulling the trigger. Or go with the Onkyo 605 which has been proven to be a solid performer.
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