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Need quick help - Onkyo SR608 v. Sony STRDA4400ES v. ???


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Roy_F

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Posted June 02 2010 - 12:13 AM

I am getting a new HT system today, and am befuddled on which receiver to get. I like the looks of the Sony 4400's features (like Sirius and I-pod compatibility) but haven't seen anyone tout it.   Everybody seems to like Onkyos, but a lot complain about clicking problems. So I need quick recommendations and guidance on a great receiver? I am almost exclusively a movie-phile (buying an LG 55LH90 LED tv today). I dont use my HT for music much at all. I'm looking for something to maximize my home movie experience. So far i've been considering: Sony STRDA4400ES Denon 2310 Onkyo SR6008 but I'm not married to them. I just want the best within my midrange budget! Thanks!

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Posted June 02 2010 - 04:49 AM

I'm one that likes Onkyo. Good bang for the buck. I use a Harmony remote with my system, and I hear clicks also (like when going from tv to blu ray, it turns off the cable box, turns on the BD player, switches the receiver from CBL to DVD, etc.). They don't bother me though. They seem to me to be the sounds of things turning on and off, switching sources, and stuff like that. They don't just happen randomly. I think they're there to let you know that things are happening like they're supposed to. Like I said, they don't just happen randomly,and I'm not having any problems, so the clicking doesn't bother me. Good luck with whatever you get.
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

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Posted June 02 2010 - 05:48 AM

Thanks, Ed.  I think I'm sold on the Onkyo.  I'm a bit concerned about the heating issue, but I'm going to try to setup my components so the Onkyo is in the open air, and not in a position to roast any of the other components.  What do you do to avoid heating problems with yours?

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted June 02 2010 - 06:18 AM

Mine isn't closed in, so it gets good air circulation in the room. It's on an open tv stand. If you use a rack, I'd put it on the top. See mine in this pic. It barely gets warm.Posted Image


Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Roy_F

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Posted June 02 2010 - 06:47 AM

Nice!  I plan to set mine up in an open rack as well, so no worries there. I had one salesman tell me that this model can get so hot you can "fry an egg on it."  So I was a tad bit nervous about it.  Now, not so much. As an aside, I opted on the Sony BDP-S570 blu-ray player. The salesman was pushing me to get the Sony N460, but the reviews on it just aren't as good. Thanks so much for the pic.  And is that an Animaniac I see there? 

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Posted June 02 2010 - 12:55 PM



Originally Posted by Roy_F [url=/forum/thread/301088/need-quick-help-onkyo-sr608-v-sony-strda4400es-v#post_3696946]

Yes. I found it in my yard years ago. The neighbor's kid threw stuff in my yard all the time. I told him to stop, but he wouldn't. So I kept that piece............


Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

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Posted June 06 2010 - 09:20 AM

The new Onkyos (X08 models) have a 5" fan in the top that helps keep them cool.  The fan is dead silent, so don't worry about a vacuum cleaner noise coming from your rack.

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Posted June 07 2010 - 06:08 AM

Oh, outstanding!  I hope the 608 works out well for me. I'm pretty jazzed about it, since I hear such great things.  I'm sure it takes a phD to setup, but hopefully with the help of all the threads here, I'll be able to get it working.   is there a setup thread for Onkyo 608 owners?

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Posted June 07 2010 - 08:26 AM

One thing Onkyo owners like about them is that they are pretty easy to setup and use. The 608 is a newer model than mine, and I don't know if they changed and made it harder, but I wouldn't think so. Good luck and enjoy!
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

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Posted June 10 2010 - 11:52 AM

Just make sure to do the Audyssey setup on your receiver.  It makes a huge difference.

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Posted June 13 2010 - 12:56 PM

I will, but I have to get my speakers in place, right. My room was setup at a 45 degree angle. Now we're turning it to face N/S. So, I have to rearrange my speakers, run some new wires, etc., to get them into final location.  THEN I'll do the Audyssey test. (Right?)

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Posted June 15 2010 - 01:59 AM

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