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Old 05-05-09, 12:52 PM   #36
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Default Re: 2000 to spend on a cinema setup

Originally Posted by Dreamweavernoob View Post
I can get the sony for a little less than the Denon one. Which one would you recommend?

Sony STR-DA2400ESB
Just get the cheapest receiver you can buy with support for all of the new HD sound formats and make sure you couple it with a bitstream-capable blu-ray player like the Panasonic BD35; you don't need to pay extra for multichannel pcm support if your player supports bitstreaming(the PS3 doesn't*) and your receiver is capable of doing the decoding.

EDIT: You could also go with a receiver that doesn't support the HD formats, but 5.1 PCM(but then you have to get a player that can do the decoding and send it to the receiver(Panasonic BD35)).

*not for all sound formats anyways

EDIT2: Personally I'd go for the Denon AVR-1908 instead of the 1909 and save some money as it supports 5.1 PCM(which means that you'll be able to enjoy the new soundtracks) - REVIEW
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