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I am thinking of returning my Yamaha RX-V363 and buying a Sony STR-DG720 in order to get DTS-MA and DD-HD sound. Neither receiver is doing the decoding, the PS3 is. The Sony has HDMI input which could receive the decoded sound. The Yamaha can only take sound via optical cable and thus does not receive DTS-MA or DD-HD.


1) Just for watching movies, should I be able to appreciate the difference in getting lossless sound?


2) Is there anything about the Sony or Yamaha that should make me prefer one over the other?


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I found a site called accessories4less and they sell a refurbished Onkyo 605 for only $50 more than either of these 2 receivers. If they are reputable, then that may be a real good deal (even though I don't need much of what the receiver does since I am using the PS3 for the decoding).


Any one ever deal with accessories4for less?


Is the Onkyo 605 much better than either of these 2 receivers?
 

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I found that www.SonyStyle.com (for about a week) had the Sony STR-DG720 (new, not refurbished) at $100 off MSRP. I printed that out and took it to BB and asked them to match, but they declined. I then took it to HHG, and they matched. So I picked up the Sony at about the same price as the Yamaha RX-V363. Returned my Yamaha to BB.


By the way, I never could go back to accessories4less and find the 605 at the same price as I saw that one time. Either I had an old or cached link, or the deal only lasted a few hours.


As to the lossless audio - it does sound a lot better to me than the lossy sound. I do really like that the Sony HDMI receives and uses both audio and video, unlike the Yamaha which doesn't receive the audio (pass thru). The Yamaha manual is better than the Sony manual. And the Yamaha had scene buttons which I used to bundle audio and video sources together into one button. And I think the remote was better. But then again I bought it because of the HDMI use of audio.


Side note: I go to Amazon like every day and it is amusing how the price of a new Onkyo 606 varies every day. Swings of $50 per day are not unusual.
 
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