Onkyo HT-S770 vs Onkyo HT-S870

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  1. Maddock

    Maddock Auditioning

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    OK!I hope I am posting this in the correct forum!

    I have narrowed down my choice of "entry level" HTIB systems. Now, I would like a professional opnion. Thanks for all who respond!

    I was originally looking closely at the Onkyo HT-S870. I liked what it had to offer considering the price and performance.

    After further research I am not so sure now! The Onkyo HT-S770 seems to very similar except for the THX Select Cert. Which is better?! The S770 is much cheaper and seems to be a better buy! Is this true? What am I really getting with the THX Select Cert.

    Thanks a bunch for all of your professional opinions!!
     
  2. andrew lewis

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    Honestly, I'd save my money and get the 770. THX certification doesn't mean isn't a better product...it's just certified to meet standards.

    Really, the 770 is a great buy for what you get. Circuit City actually had it on sale for around $430 (regular $600), which is obviously a good deal. Unless you're parting together you own compenent system, the 770 is an awesome deal for a HTIB.
     
  3. EricRWem

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  4. Maddock

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    Thanks Eric,
    Yea, I read these threads about a week ago while I was searching for info. I just wanted to post something new to get "fresh new eyes" and maybe some new info regarding these systems. Thanks
    M
     
  5. Maddock

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    Thanks Andrew for your info as well. I am leaning towards the 770 now.
    Thanks guys!
    M
     
  6. EricRWem

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    There's nothing left new to say after the work we did in that last thread. [​IMG]

    FWIW, vanns.com and B&Hphoro.com, two authorized Onkyo online dealers, have really been getting nice and aggressive with prices.

    You might be able to score either the 770 or 870 for a hell of a price.
     
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    770
     
  8. EricRWem

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    870 if you can swing it.
     

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