Originally Posted by Hunter67
Wow, Robert is making out like a bandit with the perceived TrueHD decoded in the reciever is better.
I had an older AVR (Denon 3300) and I wanted to up grade my system from 5.1 to 7.1. I have had the speaker wires for 7.1 in place since 1999. I wanted a new AVR that had PLIIx, THX and HDMI 1.3. The Onkyo 805 had those features along with a few others that I wanted. The TrueHD and DTS HD MA were bonuses, not what I based my buying decision on.
I have flip-flopped back and forth on which HD format to buy. I currently have been sitting on the side lines waiting for a player (HD DVD or BD) to come out that had the features that I wanted and looked like it would be around for a while. I did not want to pick a format that would be dead soon. With the Paramount/Dreamworks decision I decided to get HD DVD (A35) and after Q4 if BD looks like it is going strong, I will shop for a BD player. That is making the assumption that BD gets their profile act together because I will not buy a 1.0 BD player. What is strange is, I do not watch the extras, but I feel like I would be buying an inferior out of date product if I bought a 1.0 BD player now. I also want a BD player with TrueHD and DTS HD MA decoder or the ability to send it bitstream to my AVR.