Originally Posted by ShanonS
What the heck is "proper" HDMI switching? I'm fairly certain the 876 can switch HDMI, component, S-video and composite all to HDMI and upscale all of them to 1080p. and you're saying the Onkyo does not have good audio? Wow, that's all I can say...Wow!
I'm still trying to understand this BTB and WTW issue with the Onkyo. There is no material other than test material that even have BTB or WTW. I'm not going to be watching test material enough to worry about whether or not my Onkyo can properly pass test material. I got it to use with other components to watch actual movies or TV, not test material...
Thanks for the reply, Sharon, but take it easy.
I never said anything about "proper." The reviews I have read, in this board even, have said there is a delay when switching HDMI sources on the 876. I haven't seen anything about a similar delay on the Denon.
As for sound, I never said the Onkyo does not have good audio. Where'd you get that from my post? I only repeated the reviews I have read that said the Denon's was better, with a warmer sound. Saying one is better does not mean the other is bad. In fact, I gave Onkyo credit for having the better audio processors.
Finally, the BTB and WTW are only needed, as you said and as far as I know, for calibration, but for proper calibration, they ARE needed, right? Anyway, I double checked my notes, and I think I got confused in that it is the 706/806 models that strip BTB and WTW, not the 876.
At this point, I am leaning towards the Onkyo, especially since I think I can get a really good deal on it.