[help]Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Sony STR-DH770

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Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Sony STR-DH770

  1. Onkyo TX-NR555

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    Hello, I just begin to buy home theater speakers. I bought a pair of polk rti a9 tower speakers(500ww) and am going to buy a center speaker as well.

    Anyway, I gotta choose between Onkyo TX-NR555 & Sony STR-DH770. But I really dont know what to choose for receiver. Both receiver are pretty much same price but sony one has better power.

    Please can u guys help this noob .. :( Which one should I Pick?

    Thanks
     
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    Why do you have to choose between just those two models? There are also models available from other quality companies at a similar price, such as Denon and Yamaha.

    Ignore the power ratings, as just about any receiver will have more power than you need for your three speakers. I would pick based on the features you require in this case. What components will you be using with the receiver?
     
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    Thanks for your help and sorry for late answer. The reason I had to choose between two items is I really don't know a good website that has great deal... so.. I was just looking at bestbuy in Canada... and they do not have many items...

    what do you mean by "components" ? sorry this is not my first language.
    but I am going to buy all 7.1 or 7.2 channel speakers at the end btw..
     
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    By components, I was referring to the devices you would be connecting to the receiver -- e.g. Blu-ray player, TV, streaming device, game console, etc. Knowing how many and what types of devices can help with making recommendations.

    There are quite a few websites that will offer better prices and selection than Best Buy, but I am not sure which of them do business in Canada. We have quite a few members here from Canada, so hopefully one of them can offer suggestions.
     
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    Thank you very much for your help. Very appreciated! ILL consider ur tips !
     
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    I started the HT "habit" with a Sony stereo receiver, then eventually upgraded to a Pioneer AVR. My next purchase was a Sony AVR with 7.1 surround, which was ok. Then I bought the ONKYO HT-RC 460, which I adored. The reason for the past tense is that several ONKYO receivers from 2006-2012 have a defective HDMI/Network board, and mine has finally succumbed, so I'm moving up to the TX-NR 555, which has Dolby Atmos, DTS X, and is fully 4K compatible, including upscaling. More importantly, contrary to what the specs tell you on bestbuy.ca, it does have 3D pass-through, meaning I can still enjoy my 100+ 3D Blu-rays. Bonus on the defective receiver: I could have got it repaired, but ONKYO also has a rebate programme, meaning I'll get at least $135 back.
     

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