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It doesnt have to be HTIB...but I want

5.1 (Subwoofer the most important part)
AV receiver that has HDMI repeating support (Perfect for PS3)
I dont need a DVD player
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Take a look at the Sony HT-7200DH. For $500 it's a 5.1 system built around a real AV receiver and can process the multichannel PCM from your PS3. It does include a separate DVD player, but you don't have to use it obviously. You could always try to sell it on ebay.

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Sony CT-100, its the best $300 I spent for home entertainment. I replaced an old 5.1 system with the CT-100. Night and day difference for me.
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Is 500 the maximum budget??

Because for 200 dollars more you can get a set of athena 5.1 + Sony STR-DG720

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...ariation=2PSIL

http://www.amazon.com/Athena-Wall-Mo...422360&sr=8-12

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...ber=ATASP4100B

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DG720...9422483&sr=1-1

Comes to a total of 670.00 + some shipping...

The receiver that comes with the HT-7200DH isn't really a decent stand alone receiver... it looks like a receiver, but it doesn't have amplifiers or components of a dedicated receiver.... don't let the wattages fool you.. its rated at 900-watts (140W x 5 + 200W Subwoofer at 1KHz,<10% THD), but the Sony STR-DG720 is rated at 7.1 Channel Power Rating: 105W x 7 Amp Power (8 ohms, THD 1.0%) .... there is so much distortion and probably its rating at 'max' power and not continuous power for hte HT-7200DH, while the STR-DG720 has lower distortion and probably closer to the real continuous power.....
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So, do they not sale the receiver that comes with the HT-7200DH seperately? ... I thought it was a STRDG720, I was considering the receiver from all the good discussions of the 7200 I heard. LPCM through HDMI does sound like a win/win solution for PS3 owners.

Also, nice setup chironerd21.. I'll contemplate stealing it later.
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i like these Speakers
http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-spe...-31930496.html
and then I can get the Sony 720/yamaha 463/pioneer 918
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If you willing to pay around 300-350...

i suggest you go with the Sony STR-DG820 for 310.00:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STRDG820-...9465903&sr=8-1

or the Onkyo 606 for 358.99 + Free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR606...9465903&sr=8-5

Honestly... i would go with the 606.... or find a refurbrished onkyo 605 for around 250.00
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If you willing to pay around 300-350...

i suggest you go with the Sony STR-DG820 for 310.00:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STRDG820-...9465903&sr=8-1

or the Onkyo 606 for 358.99 + Free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR606...9465903&sr=8-5

Honestly... i would go with the 606.... or find a refurbrished onkyo 605 for around 250.00

the onkyo is too ugly for me lol and I heard sony has lip sync/hdmi hand shaking issues? is this true? Im just hooking up PS3 and maybe a Cable box in the future
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the onkyo is too ugly for me lol and I heard sony has lip sync/hdmi hand shaking issues? is this true? Im just hooking up PS3 and maybe a Cable box in the future

Ugly? So we are talking about looks over value....

How about the Harman Kardon AVR-247?? It can take PCM over HDMI.... one of the best.. .if not the best looking receiver on the market.....and at $270.00 + shipping.. .its in your budget also...

http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-...9471700&sr=8-6

The sony STR-DG820 is a good receiver... look at the stand alone thread of it on AVS.....
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i like these Speakers
http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-spe...-31930496.html
and then I can get the Sony 720/yamaha 463/pioneer 918

Also... I don't trust these speakers.... they are just speakers from a HTIB set... if you read on Onkyo's HTIB sets... everyone will say these speakers just don't cut it.... So i rather go with something else..

I been looking around... try this setup:

Athena LS-100 Fronts/Rears: $99.99 x 2 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ATLS100

Athena LS-C100 center: $119.00 + SHIPPING
http://www.amazon.com/Athena-LS-C100...ref=pd_sim_e_1

Velodyne VX-10 subwoofer: $169.99 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...velodyne-vx-10

OR ....

Klipsch Quintet II 5.0 set up: $248.99 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...intet-ii-black

Velodyne VX-10 subwoofer: $169.99 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...velodyne-vx-10

OR ...

Sony SS-F5000 Front Towers: $109.97 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it.../sony-ss-f5000

Sony SS-CN5000 Center: $97.97 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...sony-ss-cn5000

Sony SS-B3000 Rears: $84.97 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it.../sony-ss-b3000

Velodyne VX-10 subwoofer: $169.99 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...velodyne-vx-10
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