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front runner is marantz sr6003. What others should I consider? I have a monitor audio 5.0 set-up with rs6s. Some threads I read say that most receivers will have plenty of power to push them to thier potetional. Some threads read like I should probably add an amp. I want one that is hdmi 1.3 and all the newest codecs. thanks Joe
 

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Well, your nightmare is only beginning because you will get many advices all of which will contradict one another and will confuse you more than anything
That being said, I am in a somewhat similar situation as you although a minor difference. I have my receiver picked, my amplifier picked, now I am getting the RS6 and its corresponding centre channel. My receiver choice I have is the Yamaha RX-V663 (for an incredible cheap price) and paired it with a Rotel 5 channel amplifier (RMB-1075) with the RS6 to come in February!! Many say that speakers are not hard to push to their full potential and a seperate amplifier is not required but decided I wanted to go that route. Rather than spending the money on a RX-V1900 which will become absolete in a year or two (as new features will come out), I figured, might as well get a cheaper a/v receiver with the pre-out and then pay for the seperate power. This way, when HDMI Y.Y comes out or whatever else comes along, its easier to justify swapping the cheap a/v for a new one
That being said, for me, the 663 had enough HDMI for what I needed, had the features I was looking and...the price was right!!.......


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Thanks for the reply. It is easy to get wrapped up in all the decoding, upscaling, etc.. I have a pioneer 720p plasma so I dont think I really need any upscaling. I have a blu ray but it doesnt have any of the new audio features so I would need a receiver that does.
 

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I agree with you. You don't need a receiver that does the upscaling and neither one that does the new sound fields HOWEVER, most new receivers do decode the new codecs and the price of RX-V663 is so low that it is pretty hard to imagine someone buying a receiver that doesn't do the new codecs. This way, you have a new receiver that will allow you to take advantage of what your blu ray player will bitstream to your receiver. If you already had a receiver that was fairly recent and expensive and was wondering if you had to replace it for one that does the new codecs, I would have said, maybe you could wait....but since you don't, just go for it
 

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front runner is marantz sr6003. What others should I consider? I have a monitor audio 5.0 set-up with rs6s. Some threads I read say that most receivers will have plenty of power to push them to thier potetional. Some threads read like I should probably add an amp. I want one that is hdmi 1.3 and all the newest codecs. thanks Joe

The SR6003 should be fine. But if you are worried why not go with a Pre/Pro and Amp?


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Thanks for the reply. It is easy to get wrapped up in all the decoding, upscaling, etc.. I have a pioneer 720p plasma so I dont think I really need any upscaling. I have a blu ray but it doesnt have any of the new audio features so I would need a receiver that does.

What Blu-ray could you possibly have that doesn't have the new audio codecs? Every Blu-ray player has the new audio codecs.
 

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I think its the sony bp-200 something like that I will look tonight.. one of the early ones.

I am pretty sure every BD player ever made so far decodes the new audio codecs in the unit themselves.
 

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I am pretty sure every BD player ever made so far decodes the new audio codecs in the unit themselves.

Actually, a lot of Blu-ray players cannot decode DTS-HD Master Audio. Until a year ago, none could as I recall.


TrueHD, on the other hand, is decoded by almost every Blu-ray player.
 
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