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post #1 of 7 Old 02-25-2008, 07:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Lately I have been thinking about buying a Audio/Video receiver and getting some speakers to go with it. I know I could just use the regular computer speakers that I have but I plan on hooking my PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC all to my new Dell 24" and I don't have enough audio connections in my sound card to support all of the systems so I believe my only solution is to get a good audio/video receiver.

If anyone else has some ideas or could recommend a good receiver that will support 1080p video through HDMI for my PS3 and Component for my 360 I would really appreciate it.

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I'd get the Onkyo HT-SR800.

You can get the system for about $400 and it does 7.1 w/ hdmi. You have to run separate optical for sound or coxial. Also if you do component input then it has to be component output.

If you want something a little more future proof for recievers, I'd get the onkyo 605. That way you can decode the Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master from bluerays. It also does pass through from component to HDMI and uses HDMI 1.3. HDMI 1.3 allows you to get sound from the hdmi cable instead of having to run another optical cable w/ it. They both get the same quality sound, but hdmi has more bandwidth. For example, I don't think you can run the trueHD or DTS-hd over optical.
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According to what I read about the onkyo 605 it can convert analog to HDMI although TrueHD and DTS-HD aren't supported yet by any video players are they? and Im guessing the PS3 wouldnt support them either?

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What are you looking to spend. That looks like a nice unit to me for what you plan on using it for. I wouldnt think about true HD and DTS HD Its a joke - Hello Marketing. Yeah im gonna have 14 + speakers in my living room. If you can swing the jing Integra made by Onkyo makes Nice receivers also.
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I am looking to try to spend a max of $500 but I would like to keep it as low as possible. A 1/4 Jack for my Sennheiser headphones would be a big plus as well so I wont have to use the annoying 1/4 to 1/8 adapter anymore.

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yea, i don't know anything that uses it yet, but dolby sounds good enough to me. I think you'd need really good speakers to be able to tell the difference. From what i was told, it's just less compressed like wav vs. mp3 or something. I'd just stick w/ the sr 800 for what your doing.
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I'd get a refurb Onkyo receiver from shop onkyo and a pair of x-ls from av123.

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