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I am currently in the market for a new receiver and I am trying to figure out which receiver to go with. I want a receiver that is capable of decoding 7.1 dts so that when movies start coming with 7.1 dts I can listen to it. I was looking at the Onkyo TX-SR602 or TX-SR702. Does anyone know if these are 7.1? I am getting kinda confused, I have been seeing a lot of receivers that say they are 7 channel receivers however they say they are 6.1 channel decoding, what is up with that.


I am looking for a 7.1 channel receiver for $500 or less. This does not have to be MSRP price I have found some receivers that list for over $1000 and found them on the internet for $500, I just need to know which ones will decode 7.1. I was also looking at the Sony STR-DA1000ES (not sure if it decodes 7.1 or not)


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take a look at the yammy5760 and/or the yammy5790. IIRC, both do full 7.1 with PLIIx support. The RX-V1400 might also be within your price range now that the newer series is coming out.
 

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Yamaha htr 5790 would be the obvious choice ,beleive me it kicks ass.
 

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Originally posted by cybermoser
I am currently in the market for a new receiver and I am trying to figure out which receiver to go with. I want a receiver that is capable of decoding 7.1 dts so that when movies start coming with 7.1 dts I can listen to it.
If your talking about DTS++ then currently no receivers can decode it and the first ones that do won't ship until fall of next year. If your talking about DTS-ES which is a 6.1 channel format that can be decoded in most 7.1 receivers than see comment below.




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Originally posted by cybermoser
I am looking for a 7.1 channel receiver for $500 or less.
I would recommend the Sony STRDE997B for a 7.1 channel receiver. It has 7.1 channel analog input for future audio sources and component video upconversion which can do a world of good for simplifying connections. It also has onscreen setup which makes setup fairly simple. It can decode DTS-ES and DD-EX which contain 6.1 channels of audio.


For various reasons two rear speakers are usually recommended even though DTS-ES and DD-EX have only one rear channel. Recently DTS created DTS++ which can deliver 7.1 channels of audio. This format is unlikely to ever be found on DVD but will be found on Blu-ray and HD-DVD which are two formats that are being discussed in this thread .
 
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