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Unread 02-14-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Looking for a good 5.1 stereo receiver

I've been looking at stereo receivers for awhile now and pretty much narrowed it down to 2. There's a Sony and the Onkyo. Which brand would you get and why? The Onkyo has slightly better reviews over the Sony. The Sony has HDMI switching but I don't plan on running any video through it (my TV has enough inputs for what I need). I just want good surround sound for movies. Sony or Onkyo?

Sony
http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/produ....do?oid=176878

Onkyo
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Onkyo...oductDetail.do

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Unread 02-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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I have an Onkyo and really like it.

What's your budget?
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Unread 02-14-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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you really should think of running video through a GOOD reciever. I love onkyo products. especially compared to sony but not that reciever.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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my brother has an onkyo and its awesome
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Unread 02-14-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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$200 is a bit low. I'm not sure you'd be entirely happy with either one.
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yeah my last reciever through them was 500, but man it is sick. Pony up some cash for it and you wont be dissappointed
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You probably DO want to pass through the HDMI to the TV otherwise it's possible you can get audio sync issues, I know that I do when I use the component feed to the TV and the audio through the digital coax to my receiver.... and I don't have a cheap receiver, it's a Sony STR-DA5200ES.
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