I am ready to buy a new AVR. After reading many posts, the Onkyo 876 looks to be a great option. However, I had seen it selling for around 1K new and now it's evidently gone up several hundred dollars. Would the 806 be a good alternative given the difference in video processors? I will be using this with a Pioneer Elite Pro 111FD and also plan on buying a Blue Ray player as well. Would either of these units negate the need for the AVR's processor?What I want to know is should I pay the premium for the 876 "Reon" processor and whatever other upgrades the 876 offers? Please note that I am also very concerned with the audio performance of whatever unit I buy. I listen to 2 channel CDs a lot as well as vinyl. FWIW, my speakers are also a new addition for me: Revel Concertas F12, C12, B12, and M12 surrounds. I have also read that NAD has great sounding AVRs, but they seem to lag in the video department and perhaps in the "bells and whistles" department. BTW, I have never used anything like Audessy, but from what I've read this should be a very helpful addition and as such I want this or some equivalent technology if possible. Thanks for any help you can offer this "newbie" to HT.
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4/27/09 at 11:30am