Originally Posted by neotide
I saw you were looking at the TX-SR705 over the TX-SR606 in another thread about a month ago. What made you change your mind? I'm on the fence over these same two receivers and wouldn't mind your input over this subject...
There were two factors about the 606 that I considered important improvements over the 705, while the other features the 705 had that the 606 lacked I did not consider important:
- 4 HDMI inputs on 606 vs 3 on 705 (I have 3 HDMI devices now, expect a fourth)
- component inputs upscaled/transcoded to HDMI 1080i on 606 vs limited to 720p on 705 (even if component source is 1080i)
I do not find the THX certification or more advanced Audyssey set up of the 705 important enough to wait for a 706, and certainly not important enough to overwhelm the other two factors above.
That was basically it. Especially when I found out the 606 would be about $75 cheaper than the lowest price I could find for a 705.