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Old 10-09-2007, 07:37 PM   #1  
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ok i have a few questions...

I recently sold my hda2 and i have a a35 on the way. I still have the onkyo 604 which i just bought back in feb. I know there isnt many hd titles out now with the true hd sound but I do want to take advantage of the feature when it is available. From my understanding the a35 has the onboard decoder for this, given the outputs on the a35 in theory i can use this via rca to my 604 tuner. Will there be an advantage in getting the 605 and running hdmi to the receiver? I dont care about the true hd light being lit up but i do want the clearest sound i can get. There are a few features the new 605 does over the 604 that i like suck as the onscreen menu now will work through hdmi but the sound is my biggest concern.

My other question is about the pass through. My dlp only has two hdmi inputs so i need the use of the recievers hdmi, Having a elite xbox and a dish network hd dvr. Will the 605 do a better job at sending the 1080p picture to the tv over the 604?

I guess im looking for the ability to get the best i can from my hardware and im not sure which route to go. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and opinions.
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All of the 05 Onkyo series have been reworked and have much better isolation for both the audio and video circuits so yes there would be an advantage to the 605. And from my understanding you will not be able to get the new True HD audio through anything but the HDMI port. And yes the pass through on the 605 is better. Personally, I have connected my Dish ViP 622 with component video and the picture is better, at least to me, and then use optical digital audio. That way I don't have to deal with any of the HDMI issues the Dish boxes are famous for.
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Personally, I have connected my Dish ViP 622 with component video and the picture is better, at least to me, and then use optical digital audio. That way I don't have to deal with any of the HDMI issues the Dish boxes are famous for.
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now instead of the 605 im thinking Onkyo TX-SR 705
any thoughts on this over the 605. is the auto set up any different
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The main difference is power. Other than that not much difference. Auto setup should be the same. I currently have both an 805 and a 875 and all I can say is WOW. I wanted/needed the extra power but the 705 would be a nice addition for almost anyone. Good luck and let me know how impressed you are after you hook it up.
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now instead of the 605 im thinking Onkyo TX-SR 705
any thoughts on this over the 605. is the auto set up any different
I'm thinking about the TX SR705 also, along with Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 speakers. I just hope the Definitive Technology ProCinema 600's are as good as the reviews.
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good combo 705 with procinema, u will not be dissapointed, i would recommend to get supercube iii sub with procinema system.
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good combo 705 with procinema, u will not be dissapointed, i would recommend to get supercube iii sub with procinema system.
I think the sub that comes with the 600 will be enough. I live in a one bedroom and don't want to bother the people next door.
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The Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 speakers are awesome, just wait until you hear them when hooked up to that 705 and pumping out such sweet sound.
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The Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 speakers are awesome, just wait until you hear them when hooked up to that 705 and pumping out such sweet sound.
Have you ever heard the Definitive Technology ProCinema 60's? I can save about $100.00 to $200 dollars buying the 60's verses the 600's. I won't be able to listen to either one because there are no dealers in Alabama. I went to Best Buy but they didn't have any the girl I talked to said that the only Best Buy's that had them were the one's with the Magnolia rooms and there are no Magnolia rooms in Alabama. I've been reading alot of reviews and most people talk very highly of the 600's. I'll do a google search on the 60's and do some reading on them I would like to know the difference between them.
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Have you ever heard the Definitive Technology ProCinema 60's? I can save about $100.00 to $200 dollars buying the 60's verses the 600's. I won't be able to listen to either one because there are no dealers in Alabama. I went to Best Buy but they didn't have any the girl I talked to said that the only Best Buy's that had them were the one's with the Magnolia rooms and there are no Magnolia rooms in Alabama. I've been reading alot of reviews and most people talk very highly of the 600's. I'll do a google search on the 60's and do some reading on them I would like to know the difference between them.
get the 600, they are lot better than 60's. 600s have palner radiators which produces deeper sound, your midrange will be better. definitive uses planer radiator in high end speakers and subs, but their lower end speakers have same design.
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get the 600, they are lot better than 60's. 600s have palner radiators which produces deeper sound, your midrange will be better. definitive uses planer radiator in high end speakers and subs, but their lower end speakers have same design.
I want the 600's all along but I thought if the 60's where the same thing except for the model # I would go with the 60's. I can google the 60's and the 600's to find out the difference but if you already know it would save me some trouble.
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I had thought about Bose but there are about as many negitive reviews on Bose as there are positive. I've been reading for a week or 2 and I hardly ever come across a neg on the Def Tech 600's I need to do some research on the 60's but I'm a funny person because I'll most likely go with the 600's reguardless of the reviews on the 60's just because their newer.
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what is Ohm's I'm so new at this I have to ask what may seem like stupid questions so I know how to understand the specs. I'm very common sence minded I can understand what one has to do with the other if it explained to me.

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An Ohm is a unit (measure) of electrical resistance (Ohm's Law). It is also (or used to be) a brand of speaker.
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