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I just picked it up for only $819 shipped from Amazon.
I will be writing a review when I recieve it sometime this week.
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I got mine a week ago and am in the process of setting it up. Getting my LCD panel - an LG 47LB5D in a week or so. Shall marry them both and post some reviews here.
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Alrite, so that everyone has the info, the sub-components of this HTB are:
Receiver: TX-SR605/TX-SA605/TX-SA8560
Speakers: SKS-HT 750: SKS-750S SKM-750S SKB-750 SKW-750
DVD: DV-SP405
iPOD DOck: DS-A1X.

Now, did anyone buy stands for the Rear and Surround speakers ? What are the best options for the Onkyo SKS-HT 750 series speaker system ?
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I just picked it up for only $819 shipped from Amazon.
I will be writing a review when I recieve it sometime this week.

Who was the seller? Amazon?
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I got mine for $803 - delivered - thru Amazon (via 6Ave I think).
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I got mine for $803 - delivered - thru Amazon (via 6Ave I think).

Yep, same here, only I paid $16 more.

How does it sound? How good is it?
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Alrite, so that everyone has the info, the sub-components of this HTB are:
Receiver: TX-SR605/TX-SA605/TX-SA8560
Speakers: SKS-HT 750: SKS-750S SKM-750S SKB-750 SKW-750
DVD: DV-SP405
iPOD DOck: DS-A1X.

Now, did anyone buy stands for the Rear and Surround speakers ? What are the best options for the Onkyo SKS-HT 750 series speaker system ?

I am hoping Onkyo AS-240?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...tand_Pair.html
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I got mine for $803 - delivered - thru Amazon (via 6Ave I think).

That's a good deal. Another authorized dealer is selling it for 750 on Amazon.
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That's a good deal. Another authorized dealer is selling it for 750 on Amazon.

Wrong! The dealer in question is WholeSaleAV. WholeSaleAV has had that price posted for almost a month now, problem is, they don't even have it available yet, and they have no idea if they are even getting it. And if and when they do, expect to pay shipping cost.
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Wrong! The dealer in question is WholeSaleAV. WholeSaleAV has had that price posted for almost a month now, problem is, they don't even have it available yet, and they have no idea if they are even getting it. And if and when they do, expect to pay shipping cost.

Looks like you might be right...I confused them for accessories4less. This is the first time I've seen them sell this item for 750 on Amazon. My guess it that, they've forced amazon to reduced their price by 50 bucks even though they don't have them in stock either. My budget is 750 so I'll wait to see if amazon drops another 30 off the price.
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Looks like you might be right...I confused them for accessories4less. This is the first time I've seen them sell this item for 750 on Amazon. My guess it that, they've forced amazon to reduced their price by 50 bucks even though they don't have them in stock either. My budget is 750 so I'll wait to see if amazon drops another 30 off the price.

I really hate doing this, but I found the system at about $150 cheaper than I paid at one of the most famous Ebay electronics stores.
I would have cancelled my order, but it has already shipped.

He has it listed for $699.90 Buy It Now, but you can offer $599 for it and shipping is only $73 for a total of $672 shipped.

Look up the TX sr605, and his item will pop up, good luck.
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I really hate doing this, but I found the system at about $150 cheaper than I paid at one of the most famous Ebay electronics stores.
I would have cancelled my order, but it has already shipped.

He has it listed for $699.90 Buy It Now, but you can offer $599 for it and shipping is only $73 for a total of $672 shipped.

Look up the TX sr605, and his item will pop up, good luck.

WOW! Have you ever purchased anything from this seller?
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WOW! Have you ever purchased anything from this seller?

Yes. Very trustworthy.

I am so POed that I did not go directly into his site.
He had them listed as the 605 home theater package on the search engine.
Apparently he has 10 available.
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Yes. Very trustworthy.

I am so POed that I did not go directly into his site.
He had them listed as the 605 home theater package on the search engine.
Apparently he has 10 available.

He declined my 599.
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The stands that you suggested are in the 100$ range for a pair.
I am looking something much cheaper - more like 30$ a pair. Please let me know if you know of any other model.
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I just struck a great deal on this system, now, if only someone can comment on the speaker system. I know the receiver is the 605 but very little is known about the speakers. I'm surprised no one has commented on this product yet.

I guess the second best question to ask is: How good are Onkyo speakers in general?
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I just struck a great deal on this system, now, if only someone can comment on the speaker system. I know the receiver is the 605 but very little is known about the speakers. I'm surprised no one has commented on this product yet.

I guess the second best question to ask is: How good are Onkyo speakers in general?

I did a lot of research online about Onkyo speakers (There are no reviews on these speakers because they are so new), and they generally have excellent ratings all around. Most say that they are big speakers created for HD sound.

I am really going to hate myself for this, but how much did he agree to?
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I did a lot of research online about Onkyo speakers (There are no reviews on these speakers because they are so new), and they generally have excellent ratings all around. Most say that they are big speakers created for HD sound.

I am really going to hate myself for this, but how much did he agree to?

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Just found a like sale here for $772.95 shipped.

: http://www.gosale.com/4935984/onkyo-...FQYjWAod3n51Rg
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I just ordered this system from Amazon (via 6th Ave.). I have a brand new Panny TH50PZ700U and a Scientific America HD/DVR cable box. How many HDMI cables do I need? Right now, since I do not have the audio system yet, I just have one HDMI cable going from the cable box to the plasma. Can video signals run through the Onkyo receiver? It has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 output. If so, can I run an HDMI cable from the output of the cable box to one of the 2 HDMI inputs on the receiver, an HDMI cable from the DVD player to the other input on the receiver, and an HDMI cable from the output on the receiver to an HDMI input on the TV? That would allow me to only use one of the plasma's 2 HDMI inputs. Any comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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What?

007 ( I was thinking 007 James Bond) = $700
Sorry for the confusion, didn't want the thread to get locked because of all the prices we've been passing back and forth.
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I just ordered this system from Amazon (via 6th Ave.). I have a brand new Panny TH50PZ700U and a Scientific America HD/DVR cable box. How many HDMI cables do I need? Right now, since I do not have the audio system yet, I just have one HDMI cable going from the cable box to the plasma. Can video signals run through the Onkyo receiver? It has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 output. If so, can I run an HDMI cable from the output of the cable box to one of the 2 HDMI inputs on the receiver, an HDMI cable from the DVD player to the other input on the receiver, and an HDMI cable from the output on the receiver to an HDMI input on the TV? That would allow me to only use one of the plasma's 2 HDMI inputs. Any comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I'm no expect but I think you need two HDMI cables for your setup. One going from your receiver out to the TV and the other coming in from your cable box to the receiver in (one of the two HDMI in's on the back).

Yes, the receiver can pass both audio and video via HDMI.
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007 ( I was thinking 007 James Bond) = $700
Sorry for the confusion, didn't want the thread to get locked because of all the prices we've been passing back and forth.

Shipped????
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I got mine a week ago and am in the process of setting it up. Getting my LCD panel - an LG 47LB5D in a week or so. Shall marry them both and post some reviews here.

Mine will be here Thursday.
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Shipped????

Yes...50 below my initial budget.
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Yes...50 below my initial budget.

Wow!

That was my budget as well, but I went $119 over it. Oh well...
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Thanks for keeping this thread updated guys! I'm really interested in picking this system up, I'd just like to hear some initial impressions before I go out and spend.
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I just picked it up for only $819 shipped from Amazon.
I will be writing a review when I recieve it sometime this week.

I'm anxious to hear comments on this setup. I'm only interested in the receiver and dvd player combo, which I can pickup up for around $500, to go with my existing speakers. I'm upgrading from an older (non-hdmi) Yamaha receiver and Sony DVD player.

Look forward any critical comments.
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Here is 120 pages about the 605 receiver. All you ever wanted to know will be covered in there.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=854964

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