Onkyo TXNR801 THX Select 7.1

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  1. Jessie_

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    What's the difference from this THX receiver and a regular one with DOLBY DIGITAL,can you tell the difference sound.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    THX is processing added on top of DD/DTS, not instead of. The THX spec means it has processing as well as the amps are capable of delivering ref levels in a ~2000 CF room. My receiver is THX select, but I never use the processing because I don't like the way it sounds.
     
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    I'm with John. THX merely extrapolates a 5.1 signal putting it into 7.1. I've messed with it on my 801 (set up for 7.1) and results have varied with different movies depending on the encoded track (DD/DTS). For some reason, and it may be my imagination, was that THX post-processing on a THX certified DVD yielded better results than a normal DD disc.
     
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    THX-EX processing will create 7.1, but regular THX posprocessing still has an affect on 5.1 material as 5.1. I don't use it in general, because it seems to roll the highs off a bit. I agree it varies from movie to movie, but rather than check each one, I just leave it off. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank's for the reply, i just wanted to know. Reason for is because i've hearded it in goodguys and it sound real crisp & clear. So is this receiver worth it or not. Or do i get a DENON, which one is better anyways i've heard different views from both ONKYO,and DENON.
     
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    I'm very happy with my 801 and Onecall has it for $599.00 now.

    I don't think you can go wrong!
     
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