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Need Reciever Advice

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Corey W, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. Corey W

    Corey W Agent

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    Ok guys...this is my first post so be gentle.
    I need some advice on Recievers. I was just given a 5.1 Setup from Acoutic Research for a christmas present. This is going to be my first Home Theater System. I need a reciever to power these suckers.
    What im looking for:
    Would like to keep it under $1000
    Would prefer Dolby Digital, DTS-ES 6.1 capable etc.
    Would like a Component Video Switcher built in that can handle 3 Component devices in and one output to go to my TV
    Other than that im at you alls mercy, The equipment i already have is as follows:
    Sony Wega 36FS12 Television
    Pioneer DV-414 DVD Player
    Acoustic Research HC6 Speaker system.
    Thanks for everyones help.
    Corey W.
     
  2. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

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    Both the Denon 3802 and the Onkyo 797 are good choices. Personally, I'm still trying to decide between the two. The Onkyo is THX Select certified but only powers 6 speakers; the Denon isn't and powers 7 speakers. They have basically the same features. From what I've been reading on the forum, it sounds like the Onkyo is more user friendly to setup. I believe the Onkyo will also pass a wider bandwidth through the component video inputs which is handy is HDTV is available to you. Unfortunately, it's not an issue where I live.[​IMG]
    Neither of these receivers will give you 3 component video inputs, each has two inputs. If you want to keep the price under $1k, you'll be hard pressed to find a receiver with 3 component inputs.
    The best thing you can do is go to a dealer and demo the receivers. Pick the one you feel sounds the best.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Corey W

    Corey W Agent

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    Just going to give this a kick to the top and also if anyone have links to reviews of any suggestions feel free to toss them up. My dad gets a pretty good amount of Home Theater magazines so im gonna be looking through those also.

    Thanks again.

    Corey W.
     

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