Thank you for the responses on my PS3 blu-ray player thread. I read up some other threads and it looks like many members here recommend Onkyo TX-SR805 AV Receiver.
Here in the UK prices are not as cheap as in the US so I would like to make a careful plan before purchasing.
- Is Onkyo a good brand?
- Why does this unit better than other recommendations I see here, for example Yamaha RX-V663?
- Why pick this unit and not the cheaper Onkyo TX-SR605 or TX-SR705?
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You’re comparing apples and oranges to some degree. It’s a matter of which features you need and things like the number of HDMI inputs, power ratings, etc. The 805 would more closely compare to the Yamaha 863 or 1800.
The Yamaha 663 is an amazing value for the features and function. The above mentioned 16-235 color “issue” is a red herring, and bears no relevance to anyone other than HTPC users, even then it’s a doubtful issue and should be ignored.
It really boils down to your price requirements and needs for inputs and features. Any of your choices will be good if it meets those needs. Also good to note that you can get a good HDMI switcher for $50 that will allow you to use 4 HDMI inputs. If you plan a 7:1 speaker setup, you should avoid the Onkyo 605 since it cannot use 7:1 decoders over 5:1 sources. All the other choices can do this.
If you’re building a new system, select your speakers first then get a receiver that has appropriate power ratings.