HTR-5560 vs HTR-5660???

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  1. larry h.

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    I bought the Yamaha HTR-5560 yesterday. The thing that annoys is the 6.1 matrix. I think I really want the descrete 6.1 that's on the HTR-5660. Always bugs me when the reciever is not reproducing what's on the dvd. Is there any other differences between the HTR-5560 and HTR 5660. I'm looking at about an extra $100 if I return mine for the HTR-5660.
     
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    You mean DTS 5.1 -vs- 6.1?

    Most DTS DVD titles will actually come up in 6.1 matrix as well on real 6.1 receivers too.

    Only DTS-ES titles will be 6.1 descrete.
     
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    Maybe I'm not understanding this whole matrix 6.1 thing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I'm gathering is that 6.1 matrix means that the receiver is creating that rear center channel instead of the dvd providing the track. I thought discrete 6.1 means that each track is being produced by the dvd.
     
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    But, most DTS DVD's are actually DTS 5.1, not DTS-ES...
    I am actually in favor of the 6.1, I am not try'n to talk you out of it at all.

    DTS 5.1 sources come up DTS 6.1 Matrix as well is all I am saying. DD 5.1 EX is also effective at using 6.1 and 7.1 setups. DTS Neo:6 is beneficial for analog 2 channel sources as well, like TV.....


    There are many reasons to get a 6.1 receiver though, the additional sound modes and processing alone make them worth it to me at least.


    Most people really feel DD 5.1 is all you ever need.
    I like the additional features on 6.1 and 7.1 setups.
     
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    I tried out the Yamaha HTR-5660 for a few days and I returned, because I did not like the edgy sound quality from it.

    I now have the Onkyo TX-SR601 and I love it. The sound quality is very spectacular and it's an awesome receiver. It is same price has the HTR-5660.
     
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    I'm kind of stuck with the Yamaha series since that seems to be the best one Best Buy carries. I have a bunch of gift cards there so that's why I'm looking at Best Buy.
     
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    One thing is for sure, get the best most feature packed system you can possibly afford including your gift cards...
     
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    well, it looks like the models I have in my price range at Best Buy are the:

    Yamaha HTR-5660 or HTR-5560
    Kenwood VR-7070
    Pioneer VSXD912K
    Sony STR-DE895
     
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    You auditioned them and liked the Yammy best huh???

    Go for the Yamaha 6.1 if that is the case.
     
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    Since you want to buy at Best Buy, I would get the Yamaha HTR-5660.
     
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    well, after all that, I decided to go for the bigger system and get the HTR-5590. I got best buy to take the price way down with an internet price match. Thanks again for the info!
     

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