Onkyo 989ver2 or Sunfire Ultimate?

DavidEAcosta

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Onkyo 989ver2 or Sunfire Ultimate?

I'm looking at both these units. Does the THX Select make a difference? Especially with THX optimized DVD's?

I may be getting Atlantic Technology THX Select Speakers.

David
 

DavidEAcosta

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Onkyo 989ver2 or Sunfire Ultimate?

I'm looking at both these units. Does the THX Select make a difference? Especially with THX optimized DVD's?

I may be getting Atlantic Technology THX Select Speakers.

David
 

DavidEAcosta

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2500-3500...which both receivers fall within..

Both companies have the creds, and the good reviews.
I know what the reasons are for THX select, Ultra etc.
But does it really matter?

I want to go 7.1, and get the best out of EX & DTS titles.

I know once HDMI becomes common, I'll need to upgrade my equipment, but these seem to be the closest receivers of today within my price range... Are the Sunfire unit worth the extra bucks, and is THX really good or just a Lucas Marketing stamp?

David
 

DavidEAcosta

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2500-3500...which both receivers fall within..

Both companies have the creds, and the good reviews.
I know what the reasons are for THX select, Ultra etc.
But does it really matter?

I want to go 7.1, and get the best out of EX & DTS titles.

I know once HDMI becomes common, I'll need to upgrade my equipment, but these seem to be the closest receivers of today within my price range... Are the Sunfire unit worth the extra bucks, and is THX really good or just a Lucas Marketing stamp?

David
 

Yogi

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For that kind of money, I suggest you look at separates for much better flexibility and performance and if you have to go the receiver route, I would consider the B&K 507 on sound performance alone.

MHO.
 

Yogi

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For that kind of money, I suggest you look at separates for much better flexibility and performance and if you have to go the receiver route, I would consider the B&K 507 on sound performance alone.

MHO.
 

DavidEAcosta

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I will check out B & K...thanks for the suggestion!!

Besides here..what are the best review sites to use?

David
 

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