Onkyo 805 or 875

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  1. jasoncp

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    My head is battered at the moment not sure what to get next.Have a trusty denon 3802 , its mint ,been superb and never missed a beat.

    Question is what do i go for next(amp must do all new sound formats ie true hd etc)?Have phoned a few suppliers and most seem to say the same thing that its not worth going for the 705 but should instead go for the 805 or 875.

    Ive read the specs is it worth the extra 200 pound for the 875?I know it depends on what i want but i think i will route all my equipemant through the amp (xobx , sat , pc , dvd ,hd etc) and want to buy the most futureproof amp.

    Any one heard these side by side or have owned both?Any info appreciated.

    thanks

    JAson
     
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    Jason,

    I think we may have spoken earlier.

    The 875 gives you better sound as well as the ReonVX video scaler. This is really useful if you have a decent amount of SD sources, which by the looks of it you do.

    We have both here in our demonstration suites, so we have day to day experience of the two models.
     
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    Hi,

    I went from a trusty Denon 3802 to an Onkyo 875.

    I chose the 875 over the 805 as I wanted the upscaling ability that it offers. Been really chuffed with it and feel it offers quite a step up from the Denon in many ways.

    Best of luck:thumbsup:

    Sheks
     
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    I don't know if it could be of any use to you, but there's a review of the 805 in the current issue of Home Cinema Choice.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    thanks for the replys :thumbsup:

    will check out that review , looks like it may be an 875 and a big dent in the pocket
     
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    is the 875 sonically that much better than the 805?? really? I couldn't justify the £200 extra for upscaling (I'll spend the £200 on Sky HD thanks) and a wee bot more power. either way you decide though the Onkyo's are cracking amps and am loving mine.
     
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    if you have an HD DVD or BR player you do not need the upscaling chip as they already do for DVD.
    the 805 will allow input to be up converted and output via HDMI but at the same res. while iirc the 875 will upscale as well.

    I looked, read and went for the 805.
     
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    I went with the 805, and been very please (even bought it from Kent Home Cinema! - who gave great service BTW). Due to the great sale deal my 805 was £300 cheaper than the 875 :clap:

    Always remember that your TV will have upscaling, and some do a very decent job, and no matter how good be upscaling chip, a poor source = a poor picture.

    I'd grab an 805 and upgrade to SkyHD with the spare!

    BT
     
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    How much and from where BigTone?
     
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    The 805 cost £695 in the Jan. sale from Kent Home Cinema not sure if its still around at that price.

    http://www.av-sales.co.uk/

    BT
     
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    I've looked everywhere to find an Onkyo of either of these models discounted, but to no avail, looked for 2 weeks and not in any sales. I even spoke to Richer-Sounds if the could do some deal and they dais they aren't allowed to discount Onkyo as they get wrist slapped! So if anyone know's somewhere they can get discount, point it out!!
     
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    Try http://www.hifix.co.uk/

    Called them yesterday, £850 for the 875 and £650 for the 805, forgot to ask them about the length of warranty though.
     
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    So, with just Sky HD + Toshiba EP35 would you get a noticeable improvement with an 875 on a full 1080p TV on HD TV or SD TV or SD DVD?

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    Good question no idea BUT if i get it correctly the SKY HD is allredy transmited at 1080i (not sure but there is a topic on it i think) and i do not belive you will see the difference between 1080i and 1080p.
     
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    Hows the head Jas? :rotfl:

    Have you considered the Pioneer LX60? Looks like a real beauty for your needs!

    I would be worried about the overheating issues, also Im sure I read somewhere about HTPC connection problems with the Onkyos.
     
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    I'm really scratching my head over these two amps. Currently have a Yamaha AX1, which is a good few years old now. How much better does the 875 sound over the 805, is it £200 better? Pretty much all my equipment outputs at least 1080i (360, PS3, Sky HD & Toshiba EP35) so I've no need for the upscaling chip in the 875. The only source that would need upscaling would be the Wii, but I can't justify spending more than the console costs just to get a slightly better picture!

    Cheers, Jason
     
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    HiFix State's £995 for the 875..? You had to call them and they offered you it for less?
     
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    Looking to do exactly the same upgrade from a 3802 to the 875.
    I'm assuming there was noticeable improvement in sound quality? I cant really fault the Denon but it is getting old now.
     
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    Yes I called them and asked if they were still selling the 875 for £850 and they said yes.
     

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