Originally Posted by bigboar
well, I jumped on the 605 from amazon yesterday and would like some opinions if possible.
Will the 605 be an upgrade to the panny xr55 that i currently use sound wise?
I recently purchased a sony sxrd kds-60a200, toshiba hd-a2, and xbox 360 elite.
My speaker setup is athena b1s(if i remember correctly) with a c1 ina 5.1 setup and my panny sounds great but I liked the option of hdmi and upconverting my 480i cable. Did I make a good choice and will I notice anydifference?
Yes, I think you are going to hear a clear difference. I actually had a pretty good onkyo HTR-510 before I got the 605. The 605 really brings out the rear channels a lot more then the previous onkyo did, I don't know why this is but I can hear a huge difference. Probably do to the fact that now I can listen to HD audio too
I have a whole athena setup. I have the F1.2 towers, and the rest of the surround sound is from the Point 5 series and it sounds unbelievable. The sub i have is a Cadence CSX-12 which is really nice too. So far I can hear a pretty big difference between the old onkyo vs the 605.
I also have a SXRD-50" which looks stunning, I know you are loving the 60"