I've been lurking for quite some time, especially since I now have a deep seated urge to jump on the 3D bandwagon...but I was content with just reading info. That was until I ran across this post. Originally I was going to only get bare bones and go with a Pioneer 520, then I figured I would never be happy with that so I decided to go with a 820....that was until I did a little more reading and decided a 7.1 receiver which brought me up to the 920. Y was partial to Pioneer based on past purchases for home & car, plus my current Onkyo has problems. My TV signal(I've had cable and now satellite) has lines running through the picture when connected via HDMI & component. After reading on here all of the good things and specs(mostly specs lol). I decided I should give Onkyo a second look.
I read even more and then found out about the lovely deal going on @ ABT. I contacted them this past Thursday and pad for it. Suffice it to say I was very happy with the price they have it for. They told me it would ship in one-two weeks. I just got an email with a tracking number & it will be here Tuesday!!! I would have never know if it weren't for the good people here.
The funny thing is I decided to also upgrade my speakers. I'm currently have the 5.1 Bose AcoustimASS 6. I've never really been happy with them and I only got them because I got them brand new at half price 4 years ago with my Onkyo 604. After reading a bit more and doing some comparison shopping I decided to go with a Polk setup. Newegg has some killer deals going on BTW. Because their sale was so great I picked up 4 of the Monitor 40s and a CS2 center. I plan on using the 40s as surround and either front height or wide speakers. I was trying to hold off spending more $$ for right now plus I was thinking my Onkyo wouldn't even get here for a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd have some time to pick up the Monitor 70s and a decent sub...but Newegg will have my speakers here on Tuesday also. I had no idea I'd be getting everything in at basically the same time and I know myself...I won't be able to wait lol. I want to have something to enjoy after spending all of that cash lol. Before I destroy my supercharger/3D budget completely I figured I can buy a decent sub for right now to hold me over for about a month until I buy the Monitor 70s. Most people say the PSW10 is ok...but should I really just get the PSW505? I'm kinda leaning towards that anyway...it's not that much via Newegg. I figure if I get this setup installed I should be happy for a little while. Is the PSW505 a decent sounding sub? I know anything will be better than the Bose I have. My use will be about 50% gaming(PS3/360/Wii), 30% TV/Movies & 20% music. I usually only listen while gaming, but with an upgraded setup I may listen a little more. I'm just getting wallet fatigue lol. In addition to the HT stuff I already purchased I just bought a new iPod Touch, pre ordered 2 EVO 4Gs, a Samsung Moment, 2 batteries for our cars and a new laptop. That's all been within the past few days...something's gotta give or I may end up buying a much smaller TV than I originally hoped for. Either that or I'll be waiting until next summer to get my car ready for the track. Sorry to be so long winded...but it's my first post...I had to write a book lol.