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Greetings,

My good and faithful old Onkyo HT-S790 doesn't support TrueHD.

I have a Samsung 2550 blu-ray player and wish to hear TrueHD.

What receiver do you recommend that will allow me to keep the HT-S790 7.1 speakers?

Thanks in advance. Cheers.
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Just about any 7.1 receiver with HDMI audio. Doesn't even have to be Onkyo, although the TX-SR606/605 will allow TrueHD over HDMI.

The HT-S790's receiver will do TrueHD over the analog audio inputs, but you'll need a player that has the corresponding outputs. Doesn't this model have those outputs? You may not have to buy anything but analog audio cables.

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Just about any 7.1 receiver with HDMI audio. Doesn't even have to be Onkyo, although the TX-SR606/605 will allow TrueHD over HDMI.

The HT-S790's receiver will do TrueHD over the analog audio inputs, but you'll need a player that has the corresponding outputs. Doesn't this model have those outputs? You may not have to buy anything but analog audio cables.

Yes, it has analog outputs, but what about overall quality, won't it degrade using analogue outputs?
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I don't think anyone's ever complained.

If you want to spend on a new receiver, go ahead, but for >$10 worth of cables I'd give the analogs a go first.

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Quality doesn't degrade using 5.1 analog outs for TrueHD. I use them on my HD-DVD player to an Onkyo receiver and they sound great.

I even use analog outs for my SACD/DVD-Audio player. In fact that was the only way to do hi-res multichannel audio until recently.

There is a difference from TrueHD and Dolby Digital but its not earth shattering like going from a SD TV to a HDTV. Its a much smaller upgrade, especially if you're using the speakers that came with your Onkyo HTIB.

Like Tulpa said, buy some cables and give it try.

Get 4 pairs of stereo cables, label them and plug 'em in to the corresponding 7.1 input on your receiver!
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