Older Onkyo receiver question....

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  1. Todd Christ

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    not really related to hardware but a friend at work just upgraded her HT with a new Onkyo receiver and asked if i wanted her old one it's the Onkyo TX-SV535
    Prologic only, but what do you guys think?
    i currently have NOTHING :0
    she wanted me to help her sell it on ebay, but prices were going for $75 [​IMG]
     
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    I suppose if you could get it for like $30 or something it might be ok. But I would save up for a receiver that has DD dts PL2, and REALLY get into HT. DD and dts 5.1 is MUCH better than PL.
     
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    hmm - so you guys wouldn't even consider it huh...? [​IMG]
     
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    I mean you could get it, find a DVD player with DD/DTS decoders and connect it with 6 RCA cables, but I think it's more cost effective to buy a nice, modern receiver that'll give you years of hassle free awesomeness.
     
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  6. Todd Christ

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    thanks for moving the thread, wasn't sure which to post under [​IMG]
    anyway, if all goes well - i can finally show my wife what HT is all about, start small with quality sound up front - then slowly weasel my way into a nice system [​IMG]
     
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    I just realized that I had the 525 until I recently got the 696. [​IMG] I really liked the 525; the 535 should be at least as good. Now, my dad has the 525 (and I finished hooking it up last night, and programming a remote to control everything). It also has pro-logic suround, so you can get speakers for surround sound. Then, later if you buy a dolby-digital receiver, you'll be set with the speakers.
    Yeah, if you can get it cheap, then this would be a good way to foray into the world of HT. [​IMG]
     
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    free = good. period!
    if you currently don't have a setup, then this will be a great starter.
    pro-logic is still pretty cool. the main difference is you won't get discrete signals to your rear speakers, but you still get the cool surround-sound effect.
    then, when you're ready...you can upgrade later.
    congratulations on a great find! [​IMG]
     
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    I had the older 525 and it was a nice receiver in its day. Still if I had it, I'd put it in my dining room with a pair of NHTs on the wall for some dinner music. Consider yourself lucky - nice friend and a good deal!
     

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