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HELP! New Onkyo w/3 HD inputs?

Discussion in 'HDTV Equipment (Closed Forum)' started by Nick, May 14, 2005.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    I recently read/saw/heard something about a new Onkyo a/v receiver just out or coming out that has 3 component video inputs, and priced out at an affordable ~$300. I have searched Onkyo, CC and BB but haven't been able to find it or get the model #.

    Anyone know about this new receiver? Thanks.
     
  2. Cholly

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    Nick: the least expensive three component input receiver I've seen from Onkyo is the TX-SR702, which is $799 at CC. I'm sure you already know that. I don't use the component inputs on my Onkyo HTIB, choosing instead to use the component and DVI inputs on my Sony TV. I get around the switching problem with a Harmony remote, which does all the device switching for me.
     
  3. BlackHitachi

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    I believe its the 503!! Goto Onkyo.com or CC i think has it..

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  4. Jason Nipp

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    Nick, haven't heard of one that cheap yet. Did you check the Integra site? Though the Onkyo Integras are not known to be that cheap.

    Cholly, did you dump the HTM for a Harmony? How do you like it? PM me. Thx.
     
  5. BobMurdoch

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    I have an Integra 9.1 which has the three component inputs but mine cost $2400 in 2001 (it had a $3200 list price at the time). It is real handy as I push my XBox, GameCube, and DVD through mine.
     
  6. Jason Nipp

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    Not bad, a little low on power though. I guess that depends on your setup and room size though. Either way darn good price for 7.1 and 3 comp video.
     
  7. Nick

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    Something's wrong here...

    - low customer rating avg. ~2.5 (out of 5)
    - 3 reviews, none shown
    - back connections very/exactly like 3-component in receiver I saw at CC today @ $499 (don't recall exact model #)
    - specs for a given model listed on CC wesite sometime disagree with what's on shelf in store.
     
  8. dfergie

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    I've blown up 100 watt per channel Receivers... much less 75...
     
  9. Richard King

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    If you have done this in a home system there was either something wrong with the amplifier or what the amp was feeding.
     
  10. dfergie

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    Guilty as charged...:D feeding 200 watt rated JBL speakers... but same ohms rating etc...
     
  11. BobMurdoch

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    Also, make sure there are no nicks in teh speaker wire which can cause a short (I had one fried this way.....)
     
  12. RLMesq

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    I think the 503 is a new model; perhaps not what's in the local store? Some of the other models with three component inputs also upconvert s-video and composite to component out, which the 503 does not.

    I also didn't see any user reviews at all.
     
  13. RLMesq

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    Hey, how about this...

    Denon AVR-1705 with three component inputs AND upconversion of s-video and composite, for $199 from eCost.

    Sure, it's refurbished... but you'll probably want to replace it with a receiver with HDMI switching in a couple of years, anyway.

    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail~dpno~502640.asp
     
  14. lazaruspup

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    The wattage is not going to matter one bit as long as it is good clean power. I mean if you are using 50 watts of killer Sherwood receiver, yeah, it's gonna suck. Personally, I have a HK DPR1001 with 55x7 driving Wharfedale speakers rated at 300 watts each. I don't get horrendously loud volume at low levels, but its solid clean power that has no hiss or background noise. I had a JVC rated at 110x5 in one of my other rooms and though it could play loud, it sounded like shite when cranked. I can crank my HK to about 3/4 and it plays plenty loud and sweet.

    On a sidenote, the Onks do really well with clean power. Just be careful as I've heard bad things about the Onkyo service dept aka turnaround times.
     
  15. Nick

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    Well, I decided to get the Onkyo TX-SR502, which has two component ins, and sells for $269. Good reviews, too. Now that Voom is kaput, three in's is not so critical. I can use the 2nd HD in on the HDTV set if I ever get a game box.

    Thanks for all the responses. You guys helped me get this sorted out.
     
  16. Tusk

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    Hey Nick,

    Onecall.com has the receiver you are buying on special today for $199 with $24 shipping and the TXSR503B for $269. You might want to check it out. I have used them several times with great results. Bought my 57" HDTV from them 2 years ago.
     
  17. Larry Caldwell

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    When you talk about wattage, you have to specify RMS or peak, or any number is meaningless. 55W x7 RMS is a respectable output. 55W peak is a KMart boom box.

    I have an Onkyo 702 that has plenty of power for home use at 75Wx7, particularly since my speakers have a separately powered subwoofer. Interestingly, the volume control is very nonlinear. Most volume controls are logarithmic, which pretty closely matches the response human ear. The Onkyo is even more nonlinear than that. At a volume level of 30, it is nearly inaudible. A volume level of 60 is the loudest I have ever used, and that was for segments of a rock concert music video. For home theater use, I set the volume about 55. I suppose the scale goes to 100. I should put on earplugs and try it sometime.
     
  18. BlackHitachi

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    AGREED!! My Onkyo's kick BUTT!! 702 and 602!!
     
  19. Cholly

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    Fascinating thread--as an Onkyo owner, I can attest to the fact that you can get room filling volume from 75 watts per channel. In addition to my home theater receiver, I have an Onkyo stereo receiver that's around 20 years old, rated at 40 watts per channel into 8 ohms. I'm driving a pair of Acoustic Research AR-3's (yeah, 45 year old speakers :lol: ) with it. They're 4 ohm speakers with very low efficiency, but great sound quality even by today's standards. The receiver is NOT rated for 4 ohm speakers, but still works just fine!
    Note to Jason: My Harmony remote is a 676, which I really like. My Home Theater Master remote is temporarily mothballed. Still a good remote, but the Harmony has lots more features and easy programming via the web.
     

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