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Onkyo vs Bose?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Ruckus, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Jason Charlton

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    I've never been crazy about Sony receivers... looking at the BB website, there is a Pioneer that may be comparable and is actually a few bucks cheaper.

    I've always been partial to Onkyo, but a comparable model Onkyo is going to push your budget a bit higher - into the ~$400 range.

    Sam is guiding you in the right direction - there may be some more initial setup pains in going this route (as you've discovered), but in the end you'll wind up in a much better place than with a HTiB or by going the "other" route of using the TV as a hub and dumbing everything down to 2.0 (which no one should EVER do if they care about getting the home theater experience).
     
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    To be honest, HDMI handshakes are not an issue with a good AVR. I'd toss the Sony and head over to Accessories4Less and pick up a used Onkyo or Denon.
     
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    I think its time to upgrade the Tv its 6 years old. Although this is becoming expensive it will be worth it in the end. I think I got a good deal on the receiver and I am happy with the way it sounds. Who doesnt like a new tv anyway.... lol. And I also like that I will be able to use the Bravia Sync to turn everything on.
     
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    Don't buy a Sony TV for BL.Buy a plasma.
     
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    60" plasma can be had for less.And would allow you to get a Harmony or URC.
     
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    Get a Panasonic ST60 instead, it's a much much better TV:
     
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    I prefer URC remotes. But have no knowledge of their Canadian support...(these are sold only via one-on-one sales with an installer. Which also means should you have a problem. You get to talk to the person you bought it from. Not 1-800-on hold for the next available)

    http://www.universalremote.com/residential_user_interfaces.php
     
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    Purchased the Sony Tv and the Bravia Sync works fantastic! My Bell Satellite receiver controls everything no complaints this far. This was definitely a learning experience. A huge thanks to all!!
     
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    Not sure if BB/CA had the ST...but it was "close"...

    Maybe Samsung and Sony do "hate" each other...
     
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    Thank you Type A the Tv is great! I am just having a minor issue with my Apple Tv
     

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