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Hi I'm a newbie, I've been using a Paramount Pictures (not connected to the film studio) 5.1 surround for about 15 yrs. After watching Terminator Genesis at a friends house recently through his onkyo 5.1.2 atmos, I'm looking to update my home cinema! Im not sure on speakers yet, but I've got my eye on the Denon AVR-X2300W for ?399... when out of nowhere another friend offers me an Onkyo TX-NR838 for ?400. I was just after advice on which one to choose, or whether to go for something completely different? Also which speakers to marry them to? Ideally I'd like an atmos package and total spend would be sub ?1000? Any and all suggestions welcome thanks! ?
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Go with the X2300W which is a 2016 model with all inputs HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a(HDR) and both Atmos and DTS:X 5.1.2 capable while the NR838 is a 2014 model with only one HDCP 2.2 input and not HDR capable and only Atmos 5.1.2 capable (ie. no DTS:X).

Match that up with the Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 600 set.

https://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Te...+procinema+600

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Go with the X2300W which is a 2016 model with all inputs HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a(HDR) and both Atmos and DTS:X 5.1.2 capable while the NR838 is a 2014 model with only one HDCP 2.2 input and not HDR capable and only Atmos 5.1.2 capable (ie. no DTS:X).

Match that up with the Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 600 set.

https://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Te...+procinema+600
$400 for the X2300W is cheap. I wonder what the source is?

The Definitive set is 5.1. What do you suggest to bring it up to a 5.1.2 Atmos config?
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Hi I'm a newbie, I've been using a Paramount Pictures (not connected to the film studio) 5.1 surround for about 15 yrs. After watching Terminator Genesis at a friends house recently through his onkyo 5.1.2 atmos, I'm looking to update my home cinema! Im not sure on speakers yet, but I've got my eye on the Denon AVR-X2300W for ?399... when out of nowhere another friend offers me an Onkyo TX-NR838 for ?400. I was just after advice on which one to choose, or whether to go for something completely different? Also which speakers to marry them to? Ideally I'd like an atmos package and total spend would be sub ?1000? Any and all suggestions welcome thanks! ?
$400 for a Denon 2300W is a great price..
Assuming the product is new, in a sealed box and includes the factory warranty.
That is very close to the Denon employee accomodation cost and significantly below dealer cost.

Just my $0.02...
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$400 for the X2300W is cheap. I wonder what the source is?

The Definitive set is 5.1. What do you suggest to bring it up to a 5.1.2 Atmos config?
Depends on whether in-ceiling (Def Tech Di 6.5R) or on-ceiling (Def Tech Pro Monitor 600 + Def Tech Pro Mount 80) speakers are desired.
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