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So I've owned many onkyo receivers and recently had the tx-nr1007. I bought a new led 3d tv so the 1007 won't really work now for the 3d. I was at BB and one of the specialists(lol) recommended the Sony str-da4600es, it was normally around 1500$ but they had it for 600$ so I picked it up. It's pretty nice but I don't feel it has the same power output as the onkyo's I'm used to. So I'm looking for something that's really good for the money. I know you get what you pay for, but don't really want to break the bank?! I'll be running ps3, Xbox, wii, directv, and samsung apps through ARC. Thanks guys I really appreciate it!
 

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Actually the cheapest route would be to buy a 3d bluray player with dual hdmi outputs so you can get a 3d signal to your tv and the audio to your tx-1007 which is pretty beefy. It will cost you at least $1000 to find something better (such as multi xt 32 receivers)
 

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Actually the cheapest route would be to buy a 3d bluray player with dual hdmi outputs so you can get a 3d signal to your tv and the audio to your tx-1007 which is pretty beefy. It will cost you at least $1000 to find something better (such as multi xt 32 receivers)
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Yea I just picked up the Panasonic BDT310 at EE for less than $190 shipped. Dual HDMI outs-works great.

Much better than replacing something that still works.
 

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I really don't want to buy another bluray player as I already own a ps3. I had thought of this option, but I also want to use the apps on my tv which require ARC. I will be taking the sony back I'm not impressed! What about the onkyo 5008?
 

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Thats the flagship of Onkyo AVRs. I'd be surprised if you were disappointed with the power. It has 145wpc and all the bells and whistles you could want. More than I need. The 3008 is very comparable to the 5008. I doubt you'd notice any meaningful differences - 5wpc isn't going to be noticed and both have pretty much the same gadgetry installed. The amplifiers are identical - marketing (not engineering) has given the 3008 five watts less per channel. I don't see the value in buying the 5008 over the 3008 . I will say you may want to consider getting a good fan to circulate air around if you buy either one. They do run a bit hot.
 

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I have the tx-3008 and would recommend it but that's a huge leap from what you were originally considering. What exactly is your budget? I would get a 3009 instead it has a few nice extra features but it'll be more pricey.
 

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Is the 3008 a huge leap from the 1007? That's what I was running until I bought the 3d tv? Is the price difference between the 3008/3009 worth it? I found the 5008 for around 1500$ and haven't checked on the 3008.
 

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It's not a huge leap but it's the only logical upgrade you can make to keep the features and power you have but gain 3D and all sorts of upgrades. Either the 3008/09/5008 will have XT 32 where you have just XT and you will get 9.2 output which is nice to be able to have that options even if it doesn't interest you now. I think the 3009 would be the easiest pill to swallow if I were a 3007 owner because you're skipping a generation and will have access to the absolute latest features in receiver tech. Sound quality will be likely identical between 3008 and 3009.
 

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The OP has - or had - a 1007 not the 3007.


I can't find a good reason to recommend the 5008 over the 3008 for $500 more. Comparing them they each have the same features right down to the video processor. Five watts per channel less for the 3008. The 5008 may have better DACs but Burr Brown DACs are all pretty good and both have the 32-bit ones.
 

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The OP has - or had - a 1007 not the 3007.


I can't find a good reason to recommend the 5008 over the 3008 for $500 more.

Oops, that's when I get posting while watching Charlie Sheen's roast, messed with my brain.


I wouldn't be able to recommend the 5008 over 3008 either, the extra USB port is not exactly worth $500. I'd only go for it if I always played at high volumes and needed the extra power.
 

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If the 3008 is mentioned I think you should also consider the Denon 4311CI

+1

Definitely a contender in the same class as either of those Onkyos.
 

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Ok so I've narrowed it down to 5! Lol the 3008, 3009, 5008, 5009, and denon 4311ci? Please help me decide cost wise and feature wise?
 

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I think you can easily take out the 3009 & 5009. They are both only incremental improvements over their predecessors, certainly not worth the extra $$ in my opinion.


Then also what about the Yamaha 3000? or the new 3010? I know I know, but I'm not here to make your life easy



This is interesting for me though as I'm in exactly the same position as you right now:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post20984550
 

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So I've owned many onkyo receivers and recently had the tx-nr1007. I bought a new led 3d tv so the 1007 won't really work now for the 3d.

If you are using PS3 for blu-ray, won't it do video out via HDMI that you can directly connect to your 3d TV, and then you can use optical out of the PS3 to run to your receiver?
 

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If you are using PS3 for blu-ray, won't it do video out via HDMI that you can directly connect to your 3d TV, and then you can use optical out of the PS3 to run to your receiver?

You can but you would lose the lossless codecs. I don't think it makes a big difference so it just depends on if the op cares enough or not. I can't talk because I went from a 3310 to a 3311 because of a 3D TV.
 

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If you are using PS3 for blu-ray, won't it do video out via HDMI that you can directly connect to your 3d TV, and then you can use optical out of the PS3 to run to your receiver?

Yes that is correct but you lose out on some audio types such as truhd etc. That's why I'm in this situation.
 
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