Denon 3802 or Marantz 7200

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  1. Eric Samonte

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    First I had my mind set on the Onkyo 696 but read some stuff about the Denon. And so was set again for Denon (even have an online authorized site at a good price). But here comes the Marantz SR 7200 which is cheaper. I am though a bit confused with the specs. The 3802 does DTS ES discreet but not DD 6.1, correct? The 7200 does DD 6.1 but not DTS ES discreet? Am I to understand that DD EX or 6.1 is matrixed and never discreet?
    Also, there's this thing about x-over which I may have a grasp of..I think. My main concern right now is am I leaving out a format by buying one of these fine receivers? I am a Star Wars fan (even bought an LD player for TPM) and I'd hate it if I won't be able to hear DD 6.1. But I also love DTS and listening to ES is one of my dreams.
    BTW, the speakers I will be using is a 6.1 Atlantic Technology 350 THX. See?...I even got 6....
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  2. Prentice Cotham

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    From my understanding, DTS ES is the only discrete 6.1 format. Perhaps you could share the price and website where you got such a good deal as I am considering this receiver myself.
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    According to the manual, the Denon can't do DD 6.1, but rather it can convert a 5.1 signal to 7.1. Now, if you tell it that you only have a single surround back channel, then maybe it'll do 6.1...but I am just guessing at that last bit.
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  5. DAN NEIR

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    The Denon CAN do dd 6.1. It says so at the Denon website. DD6.1 matrixed included.
     
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