Onkyo TX-SR705 (great price) or TX-SR606

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  1. Bluetobb

    Bluetobb Auditioning

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    I was emailed this great deal for a TX-SR705:

    Well it would not let me post the link but Amazon has it for $399.

    I was planning on going with the TX-SR606 though. Is it worth buying last year model of the 700 series over this years model of of the 600 series. I still think I am leaning toward this years model.

    TX-SR606: has the fix to any possible lip sync issue.

    TX-SR705: does this have better music sound. The only complaint I read about the 606 is that it does not play music so great.

    Any info would be great thanks!

    Dan
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    The 705 will sound better and have more power. Do you need the "latest and greatest" features?

    FWIW I'm running a circa 2000 Integra DTR-7 and loving it.
     
  3. David Willow

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    The 705 has a better version of Audyssey. For that reason alone, I would choose the 705.
     
  4. Bluetobb

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    Here are the features I think I need.

    I want to run:
    Verizon Fios HDMI (don't care about up converting, wont the right decoders)
    PS3 (I want to decode it at the best possible quality at the 5.1, I want to watch blueray and play all my video games, and all through one hdmi, up converting not necessary)
    WII through analog
    XBOX360 through HDMI

    On the up converting I really do not care about it, but it has to pass the signal with no degradation.

    I want to have one cable from each of my components to the receiver and one cable from my receiver to tv.

    I want as good a sound as I can get for the dollar.

    I will have $1500 to $2000 left for the speakers.

    Still of the opinion to go with the 705?
     
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    I have owned a 705 since May. I have encountered no problems with the receiver. I am using it as a Pre/Pro, and it is amplified by a ROTEL amplifier. I think it is a great unit. A lot of bang for the dollar.

    I did consider the 805, but I figured the 705 was a better value for me.
     

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