Onkyo TX-SR600

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  1. Perry_C

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    Hello all,

    I just bought the Onkyo TX-SR600. It seems very good and I do like the features. However, I notice it is missing a few things I would have liked. For instants, component switching ( I think it is called?) and pre-outs. I talked with Onkyo and basically to get that I would have to go to the 700 model. That price point seems rather high for me. Unless there is some really good deal out there. But I was wondering if someone could suggest a good receiver with the features of the Onkyo 600 but with those other added features I mentioned above.

    Thanks,

    Perry
     
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    Marantz SR5200 or 6200, Harmon Kardon AVR-320 or 520, Denon 1802 or 2802.
     
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    I don't know what you can consider a "really great price" but j&r (www.jandr.com) will sell the 700's for $600+shipping
     
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    Perry_C,
    I was in the same boat you are. I really liked the sr700, but am on a limited budget (college student) and the sr600 didn't have all the features I wanted, mainly the pre-outs. After much deliberation, and reading on this site, I decided on the Pioneer Elite VSX-41 ($500 shipped at etronics). It should be arriving in the next day or two and I am very excited to try it out.
    Just for reference, the other final candidates I had were the Marantz 6200 (but no component switching) and the Sony STR-DB1070 (also around $500 shipped).

    Jeremy
     
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    Hello,

    Thanks for the help.

    Jon Duke, that is correct, I am referring to upconverting composite to s-video connections.

    So that feature and the pre-outs would be nice to have.

    Jeremy, could you do a review of the new Pioneer Elite VSX-41, when you get it?

    Thanks,

    Perry
     
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    While the 700 does upconvert composite to s-vid, it does not upconvert composite and s-vid to component, unfortunately. Very few receivers do.
     
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    I was planning on it, more for critique than anything. Like I said, I'm new to this so I would be looking for feedback on my reviewto make sure I'm looking for the right things. Also, I haven't heard very many nice or even decent sytems so it likely won't be a harsh review.

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