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Looking for Onkyo 705 or 805?

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Hey guys. I'm a new member here at the shack and am looking to upgrade my older Yamaha RX-V750. I've been doing a lot of research an several forums and think I want to go with either an Onkyo 805 or 705. I've been reading that the 06 models are not as good as the 05 models but the problem is, I'm having a lot of trouble finding one of these older models. Basically, I'm just looking to get the new sound formats as I have a Panny BD35 which decodes these formats but only has 2 channel outs to run from. Therefore, I need an AVR with HDMI connections. I have a 5.1 surround system consisting of Infinity Beta 50's, Beta 20's, Beta C360 and SVS PC12+ in a large room open to other large rooms. Any help in finding one of these, in addition to any other AVR suggestions, would be greatly appreciated. Looking to spend between $500-$800 on the AVR. Thanks!

Also considered the Yamaha 663 which is real cheap right now along with the Onkyo 806 and 706 which are also cheaper now as well.
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I agree, The 805 is a great receiver but your going to have a real tough time finding one that is in new and working condition as there seems to be alot of refurbished units floating around that are DOA.
I agree with Jay, going to the 876 is the best option right now and is even better than the 805.
Bang for buck the 876 has alot more to offer, The Denon is a good receiver also but you dont get as many options or as much power.
Honestly I personally think Yes its worth it but as with most of us right now $300 is tough to com by.
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