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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   funkdoktor

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Posted December 30 2008 - 11:04 PM

Decently priced. seems to have ok features. why is it not more popular within the home theater community?

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted December 31 2008 - 12:48 AM


Seriously overrated specs and aside from the ES line, not really much quality for the dollar compared to say . . . Onkyo.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   funkdoktor

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Posted December 31 2008 - 08:43 AM

haha much like their car audio products. thanks for your input Jeff.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   David Judah

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Posted December 31 2008 - 02:12 PM

I've wondered why the Sony receivers don't get more love, as well. I always hear, as Jeff said, that unless it's an ES, don't bother, yet the higher strdg models seem to be very similar to the lower end ES models--on paper, anyways. I don't have much experience with them, but I was thinking about getting the 920 for my kids. They have a Sony LCD & blu-ray, and I thought it would be convenient for them to have a Sony receiver so they could use the bravia theater sync. Also, I like the video processing in the Sony flat panels, so I would think that expertise would carry over to the video processing in their receivers too. Hopefully, you'll get some feedback from some folks who do have some experience with them, because they do seem to have some nice features for the money.
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   pocketbikegeek

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Posted January 01 2009 - 06:53 PM

for the money is good now spec are over rated 100w is about 50w and the bass is kind of week even when turned up highs and mid are good pair it up with jbl spk or boston acoustic will sound good just do not buy sony spk you will be disapointed

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Bluzman

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Posted January 05 2009 - 06:36 AM

...and at this time of year, an Onkyo can help reduce your heating costs. Ok, ok, calm down all Onkyo fan boys. Posted Image BTW most, if not all, manufacturers overrate their specs.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted January 05 2009 - 11:05 AM


I am in no way an Onkyo fanboy. I've owned a Marantz, a Denon (still the best I've ever owned), a Kenwood and I presently own an Onkyo. I've also listened to more than a few non-ES Sony's and found them to live up to their underpowered reputations. So you can save the pee pee contest for someone who cares about that bullshit. Matter of fact, you can start by looking over in the gaming forums for the other 14 year olds. Posted Image

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Justin Lane

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Posted January 05 2009 - 01:38 PM

Owned a Sony DB series receiver awhile back and was perfectly happy with its performance. Not as nice as the Pioneer Elite which took its place, but a fine, loaded receiver nonetheless. For non critical home theater duty you cannot go wrong with Sony.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Bluzman

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Posted January 10 2009 - 06:56 AM

Can you say "overly sensitive"? Apparently the inclusion of a Posted Image to mean "just kidding" isn't specific enough for some and warrants a personal attack. Grow up, pal Posted Image.

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted January 10 2009 - 08:18 AM

I answered the poster's question. Exactly what did you add to the thread besides a wiseass comment?

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Posted January 11 2009 - 09:39 AM

Apparently not only are you overly sensitive but also lacking any semblance of a sense of humor. I'm through now...but please feel free to take a parting shot with another of your stunning ripostes. Posted Image




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