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6.1 vs 7.1

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27th February 2008 22:54  #1

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
6.1 vs 7.1
Hello Children

Just want to know, this whole 7.1 surround sound, is there *really* that much of a difference to warrant a £200 price jump in   the AV receivers I'm looking at?
My living room isn't that massive and it's an awkward shape anyway so I can't get the layout perfect.

And does anyone know if this is decent receiver?
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Also can anyone direct me to some speakers & sub etc that aren't c**p but don't kill my bank account?

oh and that god damn vantage point trailer thing on the home pages is REALLY ANNOYING! PLEASE GET RID OF IT!

27th February 2008 23:09  #2

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Your best bet for this sort of thing Nic are the forums over at What hi-fi.

27th February 2008 23:36  #3

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
I'm not a big fan of Sony's lower models, they're not bad but there not as good build quality as their more expensive models...

28th February 2008 2:33  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
$400 dollar diff? you're getting ripped off over there across the pond. An entire 7.1 receiver is $400 - $600 here.

To answer your question though, it depends mostly on the size of the room...big room, more speakers, little room, less.

28th February 2008 12:16  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
6.1 vs 7.1
Nic Mall wrote: oh and that god damn vantage point trailer thing on the home pages is REALLY ANNOYING! PLEASE GET RID OF IT!

It pays for my toys. Suggestion: Firefox+AdBlock.

Anyway, look at the Onkyo amps at Richer Sounds. This one is 7.1 and does both DTS-HD HR/MA and Dolby Digital Plus/TrueHD decoding, along with the usual Dolby/DTS stuff. Four hundred squid.

29th February 2008 13:40  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
I agree with Chris - The Onkyo stuff is very nice - I have an old 7.1 at home and it is very clear and crisp. Need to upgrade soon as the one I have doesn't have HDMI.
I have Polk Audio speakers for the mains (pricey!) but have some B&W and a Jamo sub....

Just to give you an idea...

29th February 2008 14:05  #7

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Yer thats just jibberish to me Happy
Have been looking at the Onkyo stuff and am torn between the 605 and the 505. Only difference seems to be a couple of extra connections and this "DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus Decoding" which i don't think I'll be able to tell the diff.

29th February 2008 15:20  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
That's high def audio. No point having BD/HD DVD without it. You will be able to tell the difference.

29th February 2008 16:59  #9

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Dag nammit!

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