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    Need advise on a new amp

    hey guys looking at getting a new amp

    want ti to have 3D 1.4, 7.1 minimum surround and i dunno how I'm gonna do this but to connect a PC sound into it [maybe via toslink]

    what I'm keen on at the moment is this one

    ONKYO TX-NR579

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    http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-nr579-35379.html?tab=Stage
    you guys got suggestion

    i do like the DLNA and network on this too
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    Is only 5.1, not 7.1, but, I was looking at this one the other day thinking it sounded quite good:

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    How much you looking to spend? The above has speakers and amp. Might only be good as a starter kit, which is all I want...

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    i was looking at the same thing mate some sale sites say its 5.1 and some 7.1 but the officail website says its 7.1 and looking at the back of it it looks liek a 7.1

    well for a 7.1 with all that i want and teh ipod connection network etc etc i wanna spend about £400-5 on amp and £100-2 on speakers

    the one your looking at is nice but far too entry level for me

    im a gadget buff only high end will do lmao
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    here is the one i was looking at teh back and info

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    7.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver
    Value and Versatility to Anchor Your Home Cinema


    Combining network capabilities, 7.1-channel surround sound, and the pick of today’s most vital home cinema features, the TX-NR579 brings a new degree of functionality to the entry level. Connected to a home network, this multi-talented receiver fills your living room with real-time audio from the internet or your PC. A front-side USB port offers the superior fidelity of a pure digital link to iPod/iPhone. The choice of connectors is further bolstered by a solid range of analog and digital jacks, powered Zone 2, and four HDMI® inputs to handle your high-def A/V devices. The TX-NR579’s 7.1 channels enable the subtle surround effects of Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, along with lossless Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. On the video side, 4K upscaling via Marvell Qdeo™ creates a phenomenal big-screen experience. Meanwhile, Audyssey 2EQ® simplifies speaker set-up, while an overlaid on-screen display and GUI make it easy to adjust settings and navigate your contents. Notch up another Onkyo win for performance and affordability.
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    I would go for this within your budget, much better sound than the Onkyo you are looking at
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    if you can stretch your budget a bit more also look at the vsx1021.

    One thing I will advise though is that you revise your budget for speakers upwards somewhat as you will not get a decent 7.1 set for £200 unless you plan on upgrading the speakers at a later date you will not really appreciate the quality of a midrange AV receiver.

    For the speakers I would suggest getting a decent front 3 L,R & C matched set initially then add the surrounds and decent sub when finances allow, take a look at Q acoustics or Monitor Audio for the front 3 which will be a good match for the Pioneer amps

    more info on the Pioneers here
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    One last piece of advice go get a demo with your preferred amp and speakers and take some music or film you know well to use as the source.

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    the vsx921 fo rthe price aint worth it it doesnt have the features i want

    but the 1021 looks promiseing and only £100 odd more

    thanks maxwell for your input thats teh sort of input im looking for

    you may have converted me to a 1021 unless something better shows up
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfox0786 View Post
    hey guys looking at getting a new amp

    want ti to have 3D 1.4, 7.1 minimum surround and i dunno how I'm gonna do this but to connect a PC sound into it [maybe via toslink]

    what I'm keen on at the moment is this one


    ONKYO TX-NR579

    Code:
    http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-nr579-35379.html?tab=Stage
    you guys got suggestion

    i do like the DLNA and network on this too
    I think this amp has PC HMDI marked on it, I would have thought you would use this. I'm not sure if it will be 5.1 or 7.1. It really depends on the laptop if any Audio outputs Optical or Coaxial. You should be able transmit these sounds over the network. I can transmit wireless DTS from a Laptop via a media player.

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    thanks alec i worked out what to do

    my pc has component and optical spdif so im gonna use that to send the audio and will get full 7.1 as teh pc is 7.1 aswell
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    7.1 is usually present on blu-rays HD audio, you will not get 7.1 hd audio thru optical or coaxial
    it has to be hdmi

    the core tracks are normal ac3 and dts which are mostly 5.1 and on the odd occcasion 6.1, which are ok thru optical or coaxial.
    and 99% of 7.1 blu-rays are upconverted audio, there are only a few true 7.1 titles, its abit of a waste at this time.
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    yeah i agree DTS Master is not on many things but if im gonna spend near to a grand i might as well go all out so i dont have to upgrade in a year or 2

    will have to look at HDMI audio in that case

    i think there is a special cable that can do that
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    i didnt mention anything about dts master lol
    i think your getting yourself mixed up


    there are no special cables for anyhting, a normal cable is fine.

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    DTS Master is 7.1
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    dts master / dolby truhd can be 7.1 but its mostly upconverted to 7.1.

    dts master is on almost every blu-ray but encoded with 5.1 surround.
    dolby truhd is on quite a few aswell but with 5.1 surround.

    i was reffering to the 7.1 audio ones mostly being upconverted.

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    Yeah thanks I get ya now rossi


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    Hi
    just brought the 616 from R sounds easy to set up with lots of audio settings to pick from .only drawback is the wireless dongle at £50 ,But we know how to avoid that , thanks to our sponsor ,inputs can be renamed makes life easy here change appears on screen and in the amps display ,speakers can be bi wired if you so choose ,and the best news was they all could tell the differance old amp was a cambridge azure .

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