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Old 12-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #1  
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Hello all. I am new to this and am arriving from a different direction. Most people, I've found, are looking for a blue ray to fit their receiver/TV. I have recently purchased my TV, and my BluRay is en route, so I'm looking at receivers. I have a Sony Bravia KDL 4150 40' TV and a Panasonic DMP 35 Blu Ray. Someone said I shoudl get an Onkyo 605 because it's a good, yet inexpensive fit. I found this on a deals website: http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.asp...sku=DENAVR1908. I'm not sure what specifically I should look for. Can someone tell me what I need to find to fit my system? If it's 7.1, is that enough? Do I look at wattage, or something else? Thanks for any imput!

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Old 12-07-2008, 02:04 PM   #2  
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It seems that reciever does not decode the new DTS -MA or DD true Hd. I'm about tp pull the trigger on this one.http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR706...8680044&sr=8-1 I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me will come along and post. For $481 I think the Onkyo does a lot for the price.
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It would help us to help you if we knew what speakers you are wanting to use.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:05 PM   #4  
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Hello all. I am new to this and am arriving from a different direction. Most people, I've found, are looking for a blue ray to fit their receiver/TV. I have recently purchased my TV, and my BluRay is en route, so I'm looking at receivers. I have a Sony Bravia KDL 4150 40' TV and a Panasonic DMP 35 Blu Ray. Someone said I shoudl get an Onkyo 605 because it's a good, yet inexpensive fit. I found this on a deals website: http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.asp...sku=DENAVR1908. I'm not sure what specifically I should look for. Can someone tell me what I need to find to fit my system? If it's 7.1, is that enough? Do I look at wattage, or something else? Thanks for any imput!

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i'd go with the sony (7.1) receiver str-dg820 its a great system that decodes all hd formats and would go great with your sony tv.yes sony is'nt known for receivers but this is a great one better than the onkyo 604 i had(thats now in my living room).it also has the xm slot i that means anything.plus if u get the sony s550 blu-ray at bestbuy you get $100 off.i saw that J and R music world had it for $299 so all you have to do is print out the link below and do a price match at best buy.

http://www.jr.com/sony/pe/SON_STRDG820/


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....at168500050022


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1215819129104
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Hello all. I am new to this and am arriving from a different direction. Most people, I've found, are looking for a blue ray to fit their receiver/TV. I have recently purchased my TV, and my BluRay is en route, so I'm looking at receivers. I have a Sony Bravia KDL 4150 40' TV and a Panasonic DMP 35 Blu Ray. Someone said I shoudl get an Onkyo 605 because it's a good, yet inexpensive fit. I found this on a deals website: http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.asp...sku=DENAVR1908. I'm not sure what specifically I should look for. Can someone tell me what I need to find to fit my system? If it's 7.1, is that enough? Do I look at wattage, or something else? Thanks for any imput!

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This is the Denon you need for all the Sound codec's necessary http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=DENAVR1909
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i'd go with the sony (7.1) receiver str-dg820 its a great system that decodes all hd formats and would go great with your sony tv.yes sony is'nt known for receivers but this is a great one better than the onkyo 604 i had(thats now in my living room).it also has the xm slot i that means anything.plus if u get the sony s550 blu-ray at bestbuy you get $100 off.i saw that J and R music world had it for $299 so all you have to do is print out the link below and do a price match at best buy.

http://www.jr.com/sony/pe/SON_STRDG820/


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....at168500050022


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1215819129104
Sony's receivers are sub par when compared to the other well known brands.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:32 AM   #7  
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Thanks to everyoen who responded.

To answer the question about the speakers - I don't know The house I bought had a system with speakers on the wall and speakers in the rear. I just hooked my crappy stereo into those and have used those. I will look at them, but I'm sure they are nothing great.

Also, thanks to those making suggestions. To be honest, I don't care what brand as long as I get a good bang for the buck and it will work with my system. To Rizzo, who said about the Denon, thanks fo the suguggestion. Can someone tell me why that is better than the one in my original post...That's what I mostly need to know. If I'm away from a computer but find a good buy in a store, what am I looking for/at?

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Old 12-11-2008, 05:29 PM   #8  
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The speakers I use were left from the previous home owner. They are Advent Laureate speakers. I have a serial number (Not sure how much that will help), but other than that, there isn't much information (Wattage, etc.). The two rear speakers must be these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ADVENT-SPEAKERS-...3A1%7C294%3A50

There are two wall mounted front speakers that are also Advent Laureate - again, if you need the serial numbers let me know, but no other information. I know this company no longer exists, but from what I read (Who knows what is accurate), they were decent speakers for their time. Obviously I am looking to upgrade - first with the receiver, then with speakers (If you think I need to). Back to the original question, what exactly am I looking for in a receiver with my setup (See above posts).

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Sorr it took so long to get back...

The speakers I use were left from the previous home owner. They are Advent Laureate speakers. I have a serial number (Not sure how much that will help), but other than that, there isn't much information (Wattage, etc.). The two rear speakers must be these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ADVENT-SPEAKERS-...3A1%7C294%3A50

There are two wall mounted front speakers that are also Advent Laureate - again, if you need the serial numbers let me know, but no other information. I know this company no longer exists, but from what I read (Who knows what is accurate), they were decent speakers for their time. Obviously I am looking to upgrade - first with the receiver, then with speakers (If you think I need to). Back to the original question, what exactly am I looking for in a receiver with my setup (See above posts).

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The Onkyo mytime posted would be just about what you want. It has multiple HDMI 1.3 repeater inputs which you want (passthrough HDMI does not transmit audio), enough power, many other analog audio and video inputs including component video and multichannel analog audio as well as video upconversion. That would be the minimum requirements you look for whether it be the Onkyo listed or from any other manufacturer like Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, Harman Kardon and a few others.

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It helps...yes. Mytime originally said about the denon that I posted above "It seems that reciever does not decode the new DTS -MA or DD true Hd. I'm about tp pull the trigger on this one". Does that mean it MUST say "Dolby True HD, DTS-HD" for it to work with my setup (Sony KDL40V4150, Panasonic BD35, the speakers listed above - not sure of their quality). I'm not sure what a codec is, and I've seen many posts about codecs. Will it usually say something about that in the item description?

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Thanks to everyoen who responded.

To answer the question about the speakers - I don't know The house I bought had a system with speakers on the wall and speakers in the rear. I just hooked my crappy stereo into those and have used those. I will look at them, but I'm sure they are nothing great.

Also, thanks to those making suggestions. To be honest, I don't care what brand as long as I get a good bang for the buck and it will work with my system. To Rizzo, who said about the Denon, thanks fo the suguggestion. Can someone tell me why that is better than the one in my original post...That's what I mostly need to know. If I'm away from a computer but find a good buy in a store, what am I looking for/at?

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the onkyo 606 which i have ,for the money,is a great receiver
decodes all the new audio codec.and it won't kill your pocketbook.
onkyo's in the past have had a very bright sound ,but not true with this receiver.
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Onkyo 606...someone recommended a 605 to me...I guess it's close to the same. I guess, when it comes down to it...I want the best bang for my buck. I just bought a 900 dollar TV set, a blu ray, and I don't want to spend another 500-600 dollars. I'm willing to buy used (Figuring there can't be that many drawbacks...how much damage can one person cause to a receiver). Then the speakers are next...hopefully the Advent Laureate that I posted about above are at least average so ican get by with them for a while.

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:50 PM   #13  
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I found this system. Can someone tell me if they've had experienced. I'd be purchasing it used.

http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=f
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The one you listed wouldn't decode the new HD audio, this one will - http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-BLACK/1.html
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:38 PM   #15  
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Is there a big difference between the Onkyo SR605 and the SR606? I'm finding refurbished and used SR605's at a lot less, and it seems that it decodes everything I need. Am I missing something?
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