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Old 12-11-2009, 07:47 PM   #46  
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There are lots of places to get cheap set ups, mate. Check out the stuff that is advertised on Amazon when they appear at Christmas time. I also buy gear from E-Bay and cheap surround sound when they do deals as well.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:04 AM   #47  
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I'm alittle wary of the sites carrying the Denon AVR-790 for under $400 , don't want to get a refurb.

The Onkyo SR607 , on the other hand , I can find from trustable sources for $400.

Is there a big difference between the Onkyo SR607 and the Denon AVR-790?

Should I stick with the Denon?
Go with the Onkyo, it will be great...
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #48  
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Go with the Onkyo, it will be great...
I read the 607's upscaling isn't as good. I'm trying to find the forum now. Is that true?
If it's not I can save $100.


Of course , the Onkyo would sell out , the day I intend to order it.

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If that is the case, and I doubt that, you can always turn upscaling off in the Onkyo...and let either your player or TV do the upscaling.

If you are comparing receivers the Denon AVR 1910 is a much closer match to the Onkyo TX-SR607 than the AVR 1610 is, FYI.
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Those are the commercial line numbers right?

The AVR-1910 being the AVR-790 and the AVR-1610 , being the AVR-590?


I think I read Onkyo does upscaling to 1080i , the denon does 1080p.
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I would not let the upscaling be a huge factor in your choice for a receiver. At this price point I seriously doubt that any receiver will do a better job of upscaling than your players/tv.
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Those are the commercial line numbers right?

The AVR-1910 being the AVR-790 and the AVR-1610 , being the AVR-590?


I think I read Onkyo does upscaling to 1080i , the denon does 1080p.
No, not commercial numbers, Denon uses many and the ones you mention are models with less features compared to their brothers sold at Best Buy and the like.

1080i or p doesn't really matter as your TV will deinterlace the i to p. In either case it is still 1920x1080.


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Old 12-12-2009, 12:32 PM   #53  
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Sadly I'm not sure if my tv has upscaling.

It bought it thinking it was a Panasonic S1 , but I've read acouple of places the S14 is actually a U1 , repackaged to sell at your local Costco.
Bc of this the manual says very little in the way of specifications.

I know my Blu-ray player up-converts , but I wanted my cable box to get the up-conversion on the SD channels.
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Sadly I'm not sure if my tv has upscaling.

It bought it thinking it was a Panasonic S1 , but I've read acouple of places the S14 is actually a U1 , repackaged to sell at your local Costco.
Bc of this the manual says very little in the way of specifications.

I know my Blu-ray player up-converts , but I wanted my cable box to get the up-conversion on the SD channels.
All modern fixed pixel displays (which yours is) upscale, as necessary to their native resolution (1080p).
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All modern fixed pixel displays (which yours is) upscale, as necessary to their native resolution (1080p).
Exactly!
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Yay!

I'm now waiting on NewEgg or Crutchfeild to get the sr607 back in stock.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #57  
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Speakers arrived today , receiver should arrive tommorrow. So for now I can only listen to pairs of the speakers on my stereo receiver.

Everything looks great , only BIGGER than I expected.
The center and the rears are HUGE. Maybe too huge.




Thanks for the help guys , I can wait to hear this setup.
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