I would get the onkyo if I was you the onkyo looks way better then the sony.
If you are planing on using your PS3 with the new receiver you will not get the new decoding in the receiver, The PS3 will not send a bitsteam signal out only PCM.
Really? I thought that the PS3 had an option to send bitstream audio through HDMI. But if it only send PCM audio will the reciever decode it as Dolby TrueHD or will it display as multi-channel PCM? Either way hopefully it'll sound just as good.
It That right It looks like I will be getting a stand alone player know.
The PS3 is still a great BD player, especially if you use it to game.
I found zero undesirable conversions when unzipping at the PS3, vs the AVR, except for a +4dB increase when bitstreamed. When level matched, the sq has been identical to me. I did not ABX though. D/A still takes place at the AVR, so unless something is going wrong at the players end, it technically should be inaudible. The task is pretty simple.