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jburrows

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#20584 31-Mar-2008 13:20
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Hi guys,
Just wanted some help regarding a receiver/speakers to purchase that will embrace the PS3 and MYSKY setup (Soon to be MYSKY HD - when sky release it later this year)

I'm thinking of some sort of Yamaha RX-V663 with 7.1 Channels but was hoping someone else might be able to give me their opinion before I go to harvey norman and get sucked in by the sales bollocks!!!

Oh yeah - and I have a Sony Bravia 40 inch LCD HDTV

Cheers

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  #119910 31-Mar-2008 13:39
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I'm in the same boat.  I went for the Denon AVR-2308 (maybe I shouldn't read your thread unless I regret my decision!).  Not sure how much the receiver you mentioned costs but something I'd note is PS3 doesn't output Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA as a bitstream.  That means, even if the receiver supports it, you won't be able to use that functionaility.  It does output Dolby TrueHD decoded as PCM, so you can get the full quality 7.1 that way.  It may output the bitstreams and/or DTS as PCM in the future, who knows?  The Denon I got doesn't have DD TrueHD or DTS-HD MA but I decided that didn't matter that much to me.


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  #119915 31-Mar-2008 13:52
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Thanks for that - I might check that one out to.

This is the one I am looking at - price is in NZ dollars.
http://www.yamahamusic.com.au/products/avit/htavreceivers/RX-V663.asp


Does anyone know what outputs the MYSKYHD is going to give - i.e. 7.1 channel Dolby DTS??? etc.

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