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Posted December 21 2011 - 08:54 AM

I just started putting together my theater room and i bought the Epson 8700ub and got the screen and now need some sound. Im not wanting to spend a whole lot right now until i get the room finished and everything. The stereo I was looking at is a onkyo ht-s5400, 7.1 surround sound. I dont know a whole lot when it comes to home audio but it seems like it would be good but i am needing a imput. That one is 289 plus shipping.

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted December 22 2011 - 02:12 AM

The 5400 is decent entry level system. As in most Onkyo HTiBs the receiver is a "real" one, so when you want to upgrade you can add better speakers without having to upgrade the receiver.

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Posted January 01 2012 - 06:49 AM

I was also looking at a sr800 is that any good

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Posted January 01 2012 - 07:15 AM

The Onkyo ht-800 was very good in it's day but it's a bit out-dated now. I think it only passes video through hdmi, not audio. And if it does pass audio it can't decode the new TrueHD and Master Audio surround formats on Bluray discs. But the speakers and sub were pretty good for that kind of system.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted January 01 2012 - 08:49 AM

Yeah I read about the audio. I can get the 800 for 290 and use optical audio or can go with the 5400 which will have the audio through hdmi. The 5400 is 289 plus shipping which is like 50. Overall which route would be better to do. I want a good system to start and either looks good to me but I don't know much about them

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Posted January 01 2012 - 09:25 AM

If I buy just A receiver I was looking at these Onkyo HT-R960 288.00 Onkyo TX NR609 $389.77 I could just buy speakers later I guess. Just need a input I guess

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Posted January 01 2012 - 10:39 AM

The R960 is two or three years old but probably has everything you need. The 609 is this years model and will have some internet streaming, applications that may or may not be important to you. Either of those would be better than the 800 since both are compatible with HD audio found on Bluray discs. Also llok at ac4l.com for factory refurbished units that come with a one year warranty. The 509 is $199 the 609 is $319 (both + shipping). http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 





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