Onkyo SR600 vs SR800?

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  1. nik k

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    Hello, just wanted some opinions on if i should upgrade from my current onkyo sr600 to the sr800. I like the thx certs, dts 96-24, 7.1 on the sr800 but will it be worth my time and money to get it compared to my sr600? thanks
     
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    That really depends on your future use. You'll probably get 5 different answers from 5 different people....

    IMHO THX Cert. means nothing other than extra cost for licensing.
    How much material is available that is dts 96/24?
    Same with 7.1, do you plan on getting more speakers to take advantage of it?

    I had similar questions when I was originally looking at the SR700, but decided on an older 696 (didn't need any optical out) and will go for a 3 or 5 channel amp at a later stage and use the Onkyo for Pre/Pro.

    The (newer) Onkyo's are notorious for overrating their power o/p - eg. my 696 rated at 100W was tested by Sound & Vision to be 46W all channels driven, so in my case I am quite happy to go for an outboard amp as the receiver does quite nicely otherwise.
     

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