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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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? about receivers. Does it really make a difference if it has dolby/thx/dts/etc...

Looking for a new receiver and I was told at one time that I would want to get one that was thx/dolby/dts certified. I was looking at a yamaha 525w http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Yamaha+-...&skuId=9245471 but it doesn't have a thx certification(it does have Include Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24 and Dolby Neo:6 decoding). Would it really make that big of a difference as far as sound quality while watching a movie? I read a lot of reviews on that receiver and everyone has rated it pretty high as far as mid level receivers go.
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I've had Sony, JVC, and Onkyo. Onkyo separates itself from the pack. That's the product that I would recommend. You can get an Onkyo with HDMI switching and HD audio decoding for the same price or even cheaper.

You can live without THX certification. It's a quality assurance stamp from THX labs that comes at a price to the manufacturer, which is then passed on to the consumer. Take a look at the prices of the Onkyo THX Select2 & Ultra 2. Cool, but ridiculous prices.

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I just bought this at Best Buy about 2 weeks ago. I love it so far and I like the fact that it comes with a wire set so you can hook up your iphone/ipod up to it. I also use the zone two features alot because I have speakers on the patio.

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I'm pretty sure if your dvd player doesn't recognize dts or thx, it won't be sent to your receiver... make sure they're compatible
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