I don't know how to really answer this question, because I have never owned one, but of course one that would be compatible with my t.v, sound quality is superb and it would sound like your in a walk-in movie theater. I hope I answered to your satisfaction.
I would love to win the Onkyo TX-NR1030 receiver so I can watch and listen to awesome audio/video content! It would complement my NHT speakers, my HSU Research sub, my Sony DVD player, and other stuff I have! Thank you for the chance!
I have been living in Tanzania for the last six years and have had to put my AV hobby on hold during this time and just read about all the great advances in sound during the last few years. Now I am coming back to Canada and planning on building the home theatre I have been dreaming about and researching for the last few years. This receiver, plus some bookshelf and surround and ceiling speakers from Aperion or SVS plus an SVS sub would make a great Atmos setup. Thanks to HTF for this great give-away.
The best Atmos setup elicits a certain reaction from friends and family who have never experienced a well setup private home theater experience. This receiver would drive an Energy ES-18XL, PSB 5Ts, 9C, and 2Bs to help convince the non-believers. The Onkyo TX-NR1030 would fit in perfectly with the home theater in our new rental.
This Onkyo TX-NR1030 would be a perfect upgrade for me. I currently have a 5.1 Sony receiver that came as a home theater in a box, although I have upgraded the speakers. I currently have GoldenEar SuperSat 50 as my LCR speakers, and GoldenEar SuperSat 30 as my surround to make a 5.1. My ideal home theater would be:
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR1030
LCR: GoldenEar SuperSat 50
Surround: GoldenEar 30 (I'd add two more)
Ceiling Speakers: GoldenEar Invisia 60 series (4 of them)
A 7.1.4 setup would be my ideal. I hope to one day add a projector and a screen to my ensemble but right now I really like my 60" LG LED TV.
I have always been more of a PQ person than an AQ person, but ever since I went 5.1 five or so years ago, I have really come to appreciate how a good sound mix can add to a viewing experience. I would love this receiver as an excuse to add more speakers and get an even more immersive audio experience.
Thanks to HTF and Onkyo for the opportunity to win this (again).