Onkyo 787 for 599.00?

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  1. James Edward

    James Edward Supporting Actor

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    J and R has the 787 for 599.00. If I don't care about DPLII, (I have a separate stereo system for music) is this a great buy? I believe so, but wanted to check with HTF members to be sure. Thanks
     
  2. John Gates

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    James,
    I bought my 787 in July for about $800, and that was THE LOWEST price I could find from an authorized dealer. I haven't checked the prices since then, so I'm not sure what's out there. these prices have really come down since the introductions of DPL2 and DTS-ES discrete.
    BTW, DTS-ES matrix is great on the 787. If you don't need DPL2, this is a great buy, IMO.
    John
     
  3. Dennis Reno

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    I'm in the same boat. I purchased my 787 in July for $799 from Onecall. They had it listed at $999, but after a brief chat with a sales rep, it dropped $200.
    For $599 I think its a steal! I have been very pleased with mine.
     
  4. Kenny_H

    Kenny_H Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw that also, haven't seen anyone else that low. But, I think I will hold out for the Onkyo TX-DS797 also @ J&R for 800.00. I need DPL-II & THX.
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I was not about to hold out for DPL II the addition of
    DPL II is not a major break through feature that warranted
    waiting to get the DS797 or 898. I picked up my 787 for
    $735.00 and that was the cheapest I found on the net. I am
    very satisfied with my purchase. And FYI the 787 Is THX-EX
    so if you must have THX and can live without DPL II then
    the 787 is the only way to fly. Things are always going
    to change in this market segment, but does it matter what
    all features the Receiver has, when most of the DVD's right
    now don't even use DTS-ES yet......... Let alone THX......
     
  6. Matt Wallace

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    "when most of the DVD's right
    now don't even use DTS-ES yet......... Let alone THX......"
    I think you are confused about the difference between a format and a processing enhancement.
    Matt
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  7. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Matt,
    I am not confused at all. What I am saying is that the
    vast majority of DVD's do not even utilize the format
    or the processing power of the DTS receivers. If it takes
    that long for the technology to be put to use then it will
    take equaly as long for DPL II to be in circulation. And
    to be honest I don't even see the advantage of DPLII.
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  8. Matt Wallace

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    Brett,
    First off, nice homepage! I took a few minutes to peruse it and you have a nice set up.
    Honestly, though - if you are waiting for a DVD to show up with DPLII, you have a long wait. DPLII, and THX while we're at it, are NOT encoded on a disc and a reciever cannot utilize them. You said that it's taken this long for DTS to have the market penetration that it has now and that imagine how long it will take for DPLII to be used. You are comparing a sound encoding/decoding format to a decoding -only playback enhancment. Further, DPL2 wasn't created to be on a DVD, but to deal with any existing 2 channel source. It's main focus is non DD DVD's, Laserdisc, VHS tapes, and TV audio, among others. And it is a very good improvement over regular DPL. THX enhancement works great for those situations, too.
    With all that said, I still I want your 787. My 696 will do, though : ) For 599, I could have waited!
    Matt
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  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Matt,
    You are so right [​IMG] sorry for the confusion. I should think
    before I speak some times. I guess DPLII would be a great
    enhancement for 2Ch sources but I haven't even used DPL much
    at all, I just don't like the sound. Usualy I run in ALLCH
    Stereo or Studio or plain old Stereo when I listen to music
    and usualy THX-EX when watching DVD's.
    As per the encoding on DVD it seems like only the "Award"
    winning DVD's come out in DTS and the rest are DD.
    Thanks for the compliments! And yeah I love my 787 (just got
    it 2 weeks ago)
     

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