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I am looking to replace my Sunfire Ultimate reciever 1, but due to finances the highest I can go is $700. I was looking at the Onkyo 805 and also considering the new Sony 920 (when it comes out).

I would appreciate your opinions and suggestions.

It will be hooked up to:

PS3, Tivo HD, Samsung 61" DLP, Polk RTi8 front, Polk c150 center, dbx satellite surrond and a JBL sub.

Also if anyone is interested in the Sunfire let me know. (lower 48 only)
 

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On a low fixed budget you can get more receiver for your money by buying used (audiogon.com) or a prior model. For example, I recently purchased a new Marantz SR8001 for $999.99 (on sale last week for $799.99) which retailed for $1,999.99 from accessories4less.com.


I don't have any experience with the Onkyo or Sony receivers you have listed. I really enjoy the sound from Sunfire receivers, I'm not sure that you will be throughly impressed with either the Onkyo or Sony. Have you auditioned them?


Mike
 

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Going on the vast amount of information here I went a purchased a refurbished 805 with the 2 yr. extended warranty for $549 from shoponkyo.

If the Sunfire TGR-3 extracted digital audio from HDMI I may have "found" a way to purchase it.

I am not an audiophile as I work in a job with constant high decibels, even though I wear hearing protection there is some high frequency loss. I want an AVR that will let me get the most out of my PS3 and have the reserve power needed for the movie soundtracks.
 

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805 is great!
 
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