I'm going to be annoying and jump on the advice seeking bandwagon. I currently have a Onkyo SR800 (receiver is a SR550) HTiB with a Panny BD30 for BD, Comcast (HD and SD viewing is roughly 50/50), and a 360. The 360 and cable box are connected via toslink, the BD30 is connected via digital audio cable. All video signals are being sent to my TV via HDMI except the 360 which is component. I am in an apartment, everything is set up in a fairly open area (living room/dining area/kitchen all an open space). Because I'm in an apt, I can't turn the volume up too loud (don't want to be THAT neighbor...) Would it be worth it for me to upgrade to an HD audio-capable receiver? I've never heard an HD audio mix so I don't know if I'm missing out on great things with my BDs. I'm figuring that if I can sell my old receiver for $200-250 on craigslist (is that asking too much BTW?), I could upgrade my receiver for around $200. Is HD audio worth ~200 bucks? Or should I find something else to dump money into? Thanks.
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7/28/08 at 10:02pm