SONY ES STR-DA3200ES...

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    I've never been a big fan of sony receivers but it does have a lot of features for the money. I've seen it in some stores for as little $500 so shop around
     
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    Who, what, when, where?

    That's below cost for most retailers.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Looks on par with the SonyES... you just believe the Denon is better built? Better all around?

    Also, it says this:
    Assignable Amplifier Configuration of Surround Back Channels - with Volume

    That means I can assign 2 channels to my front to have a 5.1 bi-amped front setup correct?

    Thanks.
     
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    I guess you could...I'm not 100% sure. I know there is a way to bi-amp some models...but again I'm not sure on this one.

    As far as comparing the two models, the denon's wattage rating is more accurate...sony tends to inflate their ratings. The THD on the Denon will be alot less as well. Fully assignable inputs, etc, etc.
     
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    tweeterthey got them on clearance for $599.
     
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    Oh, well I'm getting mine for $577.
     
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    I like Denon, but THD is a near-meaningless rating.

    Have you looked at Outlaw Audio? https://www.outlawaudio.com/products/1070.html
     
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    Yes, I looked at Outlaw...

    I looked at them even before I had noticed the SonyES...

    Alas, I think for my first mid-grade receiver... the SonyES will probably suit me better. It has the upconversion, which interests me b/c my LCD TV is HD-Ready... doesn't have a tuner or coaxial input :(...

    I know outlaw is a great choice, and I'm not ruling them out in the future. Thanks for the input.

    Now, b/w the Denon and the SonyES... I'm gonna read up more on the Denon... and look at the warranty too. See if it is near, or matches the 5year SonyES warranty...

    Thanks for the help and suggestions.
     
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    I'm now looking at the Sony 5200ES...

    It seem as if thought the 3200ES on upconverts an analog signal to 480p, and then sends it out via HDMI.

    The 5200ES has the ability to upconvert the signal to HDMI, and also upscale to selectable 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.

    I don't want to have to buy a receiver for a while, and I don't want to regret it... So I might as well spend the extra money and go for it.
     
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    It would be a good idea to get a receiver that upscales everything to hdmi. I wouldn't buy a receiver now that doesn't do it...however there aren't many that don't.

    I doubt the scaler is anything impressive in the sony line of receivers. Most scalers in cheaper receivers, dvd players, tvs aren't that great. I know the Denon's do upconversion, but realistically it's so little of a difference it means nothing. It's more or less for the convenience of running everything from composite to hdmi and outputting to your display over one cable. You probably don't get a decent scaler until at least the 4308 and 4608.
     
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    Faroudja DCDi can't be that bad...

    I've been reading online half the night... and now I have no idea what to get...

    Looking at the new Onkyo TX-SR series, Sony 5200ES, or just going with the newer model of what I originally wanted... the Sony 3300ES...

    Who knows.
     
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    It's a decent sized living room.

    I'm concerned with HDMI upconversion and upscaling to 1080i, Bi-amp capable (for a bi-amped 5.1), and a solid build.

    I'm torn between the Onkyo TX-SR805, the Sony 5200ES or the new 3300/4300ES, and a few offerings from Denon.

    Needs to be under $1k... the less the better.
     
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    Yeah, I'm starting to think the 5200ES is the way to go for what I want, and a great price.
     
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    5200es is a good buy for the money.
     
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    Well, I've decided to go with the 5200ES. Gonna pick it up from a local place, friend works there and I'm getting it at cost.

    5year warranty ftw.
     
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    I'm down.

    nG
     

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