Originally Posted by phuebs
With the euphoria of yesterday's great day, concluded and completed by watching Kung Fu Panda on BR with my 2yo son, I am now excited to keep going.
I have been eyeing up the Onkyo TX-SR-705 for a receiver, as well as the Klipsch F-3 system.
Again, this is not a professional theater, but I want quality stuff. Those also fit well in my price range and budget.
Will that receiver be able to switch and pass through 1080p the way I want it to with BR and my Dishnetwork and whatever else I get? Is it the right receiver for BR's 7.1 audio? My research here and elsewhere says yes, but someone tell me quick if I'm wrong!
Ok, off to watch another blue ray
Is it bad that I bought 12 on ebay today?
Phuebs, for your needs and price range, you can't go wrong with the Onkyo 705 (fyi, it's been replaced by the 706, which you should opt for, unless you're looking at the 705 because of its sale price on the way out). I am not familiar with the Klipsch F-3 system, but a quick web search reveals (2) F-3 floorstanders, a C-3 center, (2) S-3 Surrounds, and a 12" sub for just under $2500 msrp? Am I thinking of the right system?
If so, I'll give you my opinion of HT speaker systems
, in that they're like those all-in-one cooksets you see (in a former life I was a chef); the company that makes the best saute
pans, doesn't necessarily make the best sauce
pans...and they always manage to stick you with that stockpot
, when you'd be much better off buying one that's made for that purpose. IMO, Klipsch is a fine mid-fi maker and good pound-for-pound, bang-for-the-buck candidate; but looking at that system, I'd say the floorstanders and surrounds might be ok, but that center looks puny to me...and the sub is like the stockpot they stick you with.
Buy ala carte, and I think you'll get more performance for your money.