Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Hey guys! I'm looking to build an entry-level home theatre for the first time, and I'm looking for a budget receiver. I was previously looking at the Sony STRDG-910 but now I'm interested in the Denon-788. Please don't ask why I'm only considering these two. It's a long long story. Anywhere, there are a few aspects here and there that I don't quite understand. Here is my understanding of this AV receiver. Can someone please correct me on anything I have wrong and/or misunderstood? Thanks.
Hopefully, I'll buy one this weekend and will be able to contribute to the thread in the near future with my opinions on the receiver.
-I'll mainly be using my HT for movies and video games. My main source will be a PS3.
-I'm certain that I don't need a receiver that can do Dolby TrueHD, since my PS3 can do it, and I'm willing to bank on the rumor that the PS3 will eventually be able to decode DTS-HDMA. If not, I'll live.
-I also don't need my receiver to upconvert analog video signals. Again, my PS3 fulfills all of my upconverting needs.
-I'll have a 5.1 surround output, but I'm hoping my receiver will last me for quite a few years until I'm rich enough to buy the big guns, so I want a receiver that can accept a 7.1 PCM signal.
-I'll be using Klipsch Quintet III and a Bic H-100 Subwoofer. Definitely nowhere close to high end, but I got the speakers brand new for free. I don't need my receiver to be be powerful enough to DJ a high-school dance.
-I want my receiver to support the video benefits of HDMI 1.3a, namely Deep Color and xvYCC. As far as I know, the Denon doesn't do any video processing but the passthrough will allow my display to receive these signals, whereas the other receiver I was looking at (Sony STRDG-910) does not.