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post #1 of 32 Old 03-18-13, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

Its time to upgrade my reciever to one that is HDMI capable. I have come accross two deals at the moment. Im not certain either is a great receiver, I was hoping for some input as to either or something else around that price.

Denon AVR3310CI 7.1 (local used $450, $900 on amazon)
Onkyo tx-nr809 7.2 (amazon $550)

Both have network capabilities, 7.1 or better, hdmi, Audessey. Am I overlooking anything important?

I do run two subwoofers, 7.2 may be better for me. Ive read reviews on the Onkyo a good bit, the Denon just popped up on my local CL. Any input is greatly appreciated, and if this is the wrong sub-forum I apologize.

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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

I would check out Accessories4Less.com
They have reliable quality Certified B stock.
Denon 2312CI 7.2 $450 free shipping 1YR manufacturer warranty
Denon 3312CI 7.2 $599 free shipping 1YR manufacturer warranty
Onkyo TX NR809 7.2 $599 1YR manufacturer warranty

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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

In the above list the Onkyo 809 walks all over the Denons. Its 40lbs where the Denon 3312CI only weighs 26lbs all of that weight is in the power supply and that equates to much better power output all channel driven.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

From those choices, I would also choose the 809 (and did as I am an 809 owner) due to the amplification stage and the video up scaling - the Qdeo / Marvell combo is the best there is right now.


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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

Appreciate all the responses. Accessories for less is a really nice site, I had not heard of it. Just came across a marantz sr5006 for $500 (refurbished). I never looked at Marantz before as it was out of my price range, so Im not at all familiar with them. Seeing several users on here with the Onkyo 809 makes me lean towards it.

-Off the subject here. Anyone ever have remote issues where (like in my scenario) a Sharp Remote, is interfering with a Sony unit? Every time I press "netflix" on my sharp remote, my blu-ray player kicks on and overrides my TV. Odd? I need one remote (to rule them all).

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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

Just for your info Denon now owns Marantz so not much difference between the two.
As far as the remote I would look into a Harmoney remote, they work well and a re easy to set up.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Appreciate all the responses. Accessories for less is a really nice site, I had not heard of it. Just came across a marantz sr5006 for $500 (refurbished). I never looked at Marantz before as it was out of my price range, so Im not at all familiar with them. Seeing several users on here with the Onkyo 809 makes me lean towards it.

-Off the subject here. Anyone ever have remote issues where (like in my scenario) a Sharp Remote, is interfering with a Sony unit? Every time I press "netflix" on my sharp remote, my blu-ray player kicks on and overrides my TV. Odd? I need one remote (to rule them all).
Yes Denon and Marantz are owned by the same holding company (D&M holdings)... But it's the same company that owns snell and McIntosh. They don't share technology directly. That said most AVRs sound very close. Your speakers make a much bigger difference in your SQ. you just need the power to drive the speakers.

With respect to your remote issue. Yes a harmony remote will help but you still need to disable HDMI-CEC control on your devices. Is there a reason you aren't using your blu-ray for Netflix?
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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

P.S. if it makes it any harder for you I have owned 3 Denon without issue... 3806/2112/4520
I was being neutral in my suggestions but since others chimed in well.....you know

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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

Still using my 3311CI as a pre-pro and love it. Hard to believe it is going on three years now. No issues at all. You have a lot of good choices there.
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Re: Receiver Recommendation (details inside)

I have been using the Onkyo 709 for the last month or so and have yet to hook it up for video, but the amp in it is very powerful and clean. There are many EQ settings in it to which is fun to play around with. It was $380 shipped from A4L refurbished with warranty.
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