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Hi All,

I am wondering which might be a better choice all round - the outgoing Onkyo TX-NR818 or this years Denon AVR-X3000? They are both similarly priced here in the but I am wondering which offers the best features, expandability, options etc?

What would be the advantages/disadvantages of one over the other?

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It would seem that the 818 has more features and a better form Audyssey(XT32), but I would check out the dedicated thread for it to see if it has any issues from owners. Don't know a thing about either of these really as I have not been out of the hospital long enough to keep up current AVR's. Read dedicated threads for each and get feedback from owners. Good luck and enjoy the hunt.
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Hi All,

I am wondering which might be a better choice all round - the outgoing Onkyo TX-NR818 or this years Denon AVR-X3000? They are both similarly priced here in the but I am wondering which offers the best features, expandability, options etc?

What would be the advantages/disadvantages of one over the other?

Many Thanks,
Bazzy!

Denon has a 3 year warranty vs the 2 years offered by Onkyo
The Onkyo has a phono input, none on the Denon
Onkyo has 8 HDMI inputs, Denon 7
Onkyo has pre outs if you want to add an external amp, Denon does not
The Denon is smaller and lighter than the Onkyo

If I were shopping on features alone, I'd purchase the Denon - on the other hand, the Onkyo has more places to plug stuff into it. Check reviews for both.
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You'll need the warranty with Denon

Will I find La Scala, or better, to displace my La Scala fronts, before I displace my kg1, kg2 & kg3 with Heresy or better?

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You'll need the warranty with Denon

Will I find La Scala, or better, to displace my La Scala fronts, before I displace my kg1, kg2 & kg3 with Heresy or better?

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Denon has a 3 year warranty vs the 2 years offered by Onkyo
The Onkyo has a phono input, none on the Denon
Onkyo has 8 HDMI inputs, Denon 7
Onkyo has pre outs if you want to add an external amp, Denon does not
The Denon is smaller and lighter than the Onkyo

If I were shopping on features alone, I'd purchase the Denon - on the other hand, the Onkyo has more places to plug stuff into it. Check reviews for both.

Hi,

Thanks! Trying to compare the two now - which features of the Denon do you feel better that of the Onkyo?

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Go with Onkyo. NR-818 is power powerful than X3000 (135watt vs. 105watt) and has better room correction feature (XT32 vs. XT), which are, for me, the key points to choose a receiver.
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Put extra £ on speakers. Maybe the Onkyo won't break in less than a year.

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I am considering the same as well as Yamaha new 830 vs 1020 closeout.
Seems like no single unit less than $1000 has airplay, MHL, Audyssey XT32, multizone digital, etc...
Still undecided...
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Thanks! Trying to compare the two now - which features of the Denon do you feel better that of the Onkyo?

Bazzy!

Probably the extra year warranty and the lower profile design...
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Onkyo818 over x3000
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Hi All,

Thank you very much for the input! I eventually went for the Onkyo - found a pretty good deal which swayed things somewhat!

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Congratulations!!! Let us know how it sets up, et C.

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