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    AV Receivers

    What are some comparable receivers to the Onkyo TX-SR806?

    Is the Onkyo the best?

    Should I get the 876 FTW?

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    to clarify..

    All I want is to get the most out of my blu-ray player and Sony XBR...

    speakers not purchased yet..

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    The 876 has a better amp but you wont notice the difference. The 806 is a good receiver and has all the features you will need. You could even go with the 606 but you will get more power with the 806. Go to Onkyo's web site and compare them.

    The Denon 2808, 2809 and Yamaha RX-V863 are comparable to the 806/876. The Marantrz SR5003 and 6003 compare favorably too. Any of these will do the job well. The Onkyo's are a lot of bang for the buck though. And with the 806's power you will be able to drive most speakers.
    Last edited by blackraven; 12-26-2008 at 07:44 AM.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    thanks. BUT

    Since I first posted this I ran across a review on Amazon that says the PS3 does some weird conversion I dont understand and doesnt take advantage of the Onkyos video processors.

    Anyone have any knowledge of the ps3 and its compatibility issues with AV receivers.

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    Forum Regular chadjay's Avatar
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    I am not sure about Onkyo, but my Denon 3808 has no issues with the PS3. The PS3 is set to upconvert DVDs. The Denon is set to upconvert analog to HDMI and HDMI to HDMI. The result is 1080p from every source to my Samsung 52" LCD Series 6. I have not heard of any issues with the PS3 other than there is and will not be any bitstream audio. That is my only beef with the PS3. Hope this helps.

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