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So this, in my mind, is the ultimate HD-DVD receiver. It's coming out next month, has Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio, HDMI 1.3, and it's only $399 on preorder!!

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Ugh. And I JUST bought a new one.

Does it have a pass-through?

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Wow..only $399..is this too good to be true?

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Wow..only $399..is this too good to be true?

No, the entire 2007 Onkyo line from top to bottom has HDMI 1.3. This is the follow up to the Onkyo 604 which was in the same price range.
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Link?

Here's the AVS thread on the 2007 Onkyo line:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=831063
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No, the entire 2007 Onkyo line from top to bottom has HDMI 1.3. This is the follow up to the Onkyo 604 which was in the same price range.

I JUST bought the 674 a month or two ago. You have no idea how badly I'm kicking myself.

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Is this for real? $399 is a bargain if it does all that.
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I JUST bought the 674 a month or two ago. You have no idea how badly I'm kicking myself.

I was about to buy a 604, but the research I ended up doing in the receiver forum, helped me find out about this!!
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Pretty nice, but not enough inputs for me. I'd assume models above this one would have more inputs though.

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looks like I just spent 400 bucks.
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Is this for real? $399 is a bargain if it does all that.

The MSRP is $499, the preorder prices are $399. This isn't a bargain price. This is the follow-up to the 604 like I said, which is in the exact same range. Don't be so shocked guys
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I was about to buy a 604, but the research I ended up doing in the receiver forum, helped me find out about this!!

Anyone wanna buy a 674? lol

DAMMIT!

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The MSRP is $499, the preorder prices are $399. This isn't a bargain price. This is the follow-up to the 604 like I said, which is in the exact same range. Don't be so shocked guys

Actually, it says upconversion which will make it the follow-up to the 674. That had a higher retail price. I got a "deal" on it and it was $500.

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I may have to pick this up.
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Ugh. And I JUST bought a new one.

Same here.

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I'll probably pick this one up or get the next tier up the 705 which has 100 watts per channel and has 3 HDMI inputs. I think it will be roughly 200 bucks more.
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I'm still kicking myself. Still!

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I just bought one too, the Denon 887, but that sucker is getting returned. If this thing sounds good its an awesome price.
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Is there a specs manual available?

Blu ray is the best Blah, blah, blah.
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I have last year's 804 and LOVE it!!! I play it on "Pure Audio" that turns off all unused circuitry and plays directly from the source. It is a great feature for HD-DVD players.

This is a great deal but I don't think I would get to wrapped up in doing hi rez audio decoding in the receiver. At this price point, I'm guessing the Toshiba players still do a better job converting to PCM than the Onkyo. So be it a receiver with or without hi rez audio, I think I would still opt to have the Toshiba HD-DVD player decode my audio and send PCM to the receiver.

I guess the one possible advantage is for those looking to do 6.1 or 7.1. Maybe it will matrix in those channels.

I'm guessing at all this. I have no facts to say that outputting PCM out of the Tosh is the best option. Just seems reasonable to me after reading so much how steller the Sharc processors are.

In the end, I'm cool with my receiver purchase last year. I only wish I had 3 to 1 HDMI rather than 2 to 1. Don't need them now but could someday.

Either way you'd run this, it is a great price for the mentioned features at all price points.
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So this, in my mind, is the ultimate HD-DVD receiver. It's coming out next month, has Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio, HDMI 1.3, and it's only $399 on preorder!!


Excellent. They promised to release several recievers that were designed specifically to take advantage of HD DVD's superior audio.

This thing is bought!

Now if they would just release their matching HD DVD player that they promised...I can spend the $2000 I have burning a hole in my wallet.

http://www.us.onkyo.com/news.cfm?id=2
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^ Can I borrow 5 bucks for some Ice Tea?

Blu ray is the best Blah, blah, blah.
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Sweet. I just wish it had 1 more HDMI input.
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Anyone wanna buy a 674? lol

DAMMIT!



Actually, it says upconversion which will make it the follow-up to the 674. That had a higher retail price. I got a "deal" on it and it was $500.

Where does it say upconversion?
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why do you guys expect this to be so expensive? It's a new chipset..that's it. When they buy these chips in qty. 100,000 it's dirt cheap.
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Where does it say upconversion?

Right next to the TRUEHD symbol.

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Where does it say upconversion?

In the specs:

TX-SR605 MSRP $499 Shipping mid May
*Full A/V Processing via HDMI 1.3a with Upconversion (2 in 1 out)
*HDMI Deep Color Capable (36bit)
*Component Video Upconversion and HDTV-Capable (50 MHZ) Video Switching (3 in 1 out)
*WRAT/ Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry/ Non-Scaling Configuration/ A-Form Listening Mode Memory/ RI
*Faroudja DCDi
*Audyssey 2EQ Room Acoustics Correction
*7.1 Multichannel Inputs for PCM Delivery of Hi-Def Audio Sources
*DOLBY Decoder - PLIIx, DD, DD-EX, TrueHD
*DTS Decoder - DTS, ES, NEO6, 96/24, HD Master Audio
*S-Video (5 in 2 out)
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why do you guys expect this to be so expensive? It's a new chipset..that's it. When they buy these chips in qty. 100,000 it's dirt cheap.

Well it's not just the chipset, this thing has HDMI 1.3 as well, this is hardware!
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Well it's not just the chipset, this thing has HDMI 1.3 as well, this is hardware!

And mine!
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Free shipping too from JR.com http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...urce=nsa&nsa=1

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90 Watts per Channel to 7 Channel Surround / AM/FM Radio Tuner / Preprogrammed Remote Control / iPod playthrough option / XM Ready / HDMI

Onkyo's TX-SR605 Home Theater Receiver delivers the sharp, crisp Sound you expect from your Home-theater system. With 7.1 Channel Surround sound capability, this receiver delivers 90 Watts per channel to 7 Channels covering a wide frequency range. Traditionally all receivers have AM/FM Digital tuners that allow you to Program your favorite AM/FM radio stations. This receiver is XM ready. All you need do is subscribe to XM satellite radio service, purchase an Optional in-home antenna, and enjoy over 150 channels of XM radio. The TX-SR605 also is iPod compatible so you can play your iPod through your home-theater sound system (requires optional Onkyo DSA1 iPod dock). With the ability to select 2.1 channel virtual surround, and 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround modes, the TX-SR604 is a receiver designed to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

7 x 90 watts @ 8 Ohms
WRAT - wide range amp technology
Optimum gain volume circuitry
Dolby Digital EX & Pro Logic IIx
DTS-ES 96/24 & Neo:6
HDMI 2 Input / 1 Output, 1080p bandwith - ready for next generation DVD players
Auto Speaker Calibration with Audyssey 2EQ - Creates an optimal listening area, not a point - perfect for families
Vector linear shaping circuitry
Advanced 32-Bit DSP
A-form auto Format sensing
Non-scaling configuration
Pure Audio Mode
192kHz/24-bit D/A converters
Adjustable crossover (60-150Hz)
Component Video switching @ 50MHz - 3 inputs, 1 output
40 AM/FM/XM presets ( XM requires service subscription from XM)
6 digital inputs - 4 optical, 2 coaxial
Color-coded speaker binding posts
IR input and 12V trigger
Multi-channel inputs
Dual banana speaker binding posts
Enhanced DS-A1 iPod control (DS-A1 dock device is optional)
Brushed aluminum front panel
H.C.P.S. (High-Current Power Supply)
Dimensions(WxHxD): 17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-13/16"
Weight: 20.9 lbs.
Color: Black

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Product Specifications
Type of Receiver | Home Theater Surround
Channels | 7.1
Watts per channel | 90
Radio Station Programmable Memories (Presets) | 40
HDMI | Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Surround | Yes
Dolby Digital Surround | Yes
Dolby Digital EX Surround | Yes
DTS (usually referred as 'dts') | Yes
DTS Neo6 | Yes
3D Virtual Surround | Yes
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