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


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Bluetobb

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Posted September 24 2008 - 01:21 AM

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!

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted September 24 2008 - 01:37 AM

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.
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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted September 24 2008 - 02:34 AM

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

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Bluetobb

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Posted September 24 2008 - 04:45 AM

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?

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted September 24 2008 - 07:18 AM

the 705 also has preouts-- good for upgradability.

Select the 705 and 606 and hit "Compare"

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   RegeG

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Posted September 25 2008 - 02:35 AM

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.