Sony STR-DE885 component bandwidth #'s, any other silver units?

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  1. Dan_Too

    Dan_Too Auditioning

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    First dont laugh.

    I have read on here how this receiver is not up to the standard of other recievers in the price range. So I went after the Yamaha 5550 for $199 at Frys but sold out fast. Then I went after a refurbished Onkyo SR600 for $320 shipped but it went out of stock before I took the plunge.

    All this was for nothing because the GF wants a silver one to match the Wega we have. So I have decided to get the Sony 885 that no one likes. It will look good, and ease the remote control problem even if it doesn't sound great.... (sad)

    I want the ability to use the component switching for my DVD player and XBox, but I cant find the bandwidth on this unit. crutchfield.com says:

    Component Video Bandwidth N/A

    At sonystyle.com I couldn't find anything, or anywhere on google, or in this forum for that matter.

    So does anyone know the bandwidth, I know I want over 30MHz in case we go HDTV with it.

    Cheers.

    Also please talk me out of getting this receiver if needed [​IMG] . Sorry I had to login as a newbie because I cant get in with my old account.
     
  2. Dan_Too

    Dan_Too Auditioning

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    no ideas?
     
  3. Bill Will

    Bill Will Screenwriter

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    I have no idea on Sony's bandwidth but you might want to take a look at the Panasonic 100 which also comes in silver & can be had for under $250 & it adds DTS ES over the Sony. If I remember right, there was some discussion over at the AVS Forum on the Panasonic's bandwidth & they were saying that it had no video loss when routing HDTV signals through it. Try a search on it over there. Also try sending Critchfield an email asking what the bandwidth is because they carry the Sony & the Panasonic receivers & they usually get back pretty quick with the answers. They can get the info a lot quicker for you than if you tried calling Sony or Panasonic yourself. Also try a search for the Panasonic on this board it has a lot of positive reviews & Sound & Vision Mag. also had nothing but good this to say about it & as far as I'm concerned it's a lot better than any of the Sony DE models. Hope this helps you out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mike Milillo

    Mike Milillo Stunt Coordinator

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    What exactly are the problems associated with the sony DE models? Just curious
     

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