Onkyo or Sony?

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    I am in two minds about the relatively new Sony 2400ES or to but the Onkyo 806? Anyone with any knowledge or advice on which one to get? £400 ish budget and hoping to get a set of KEF eggs to go with it.
     
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    you're in abit of a biased forum to ask this question, you may be better of asking in the integrated av forum.

    Id go for the Onkyo though even though there is quite a common fault that is fixable on them as it is a staggering bit of kit and are due to go back up to £800 very soon.
     
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    Is the Onkyo not a bit out of date though now and with the Sony only being released 6 mths ago does it have things the Onkyo does not?
     
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    Like?

    But like has already been said, you may not have posted this in the best place as most people on here, the Onkyo Owners forum will say get the Onk.

    Ihave had my 805 for over a year and it still manages to do everything i need.

    and i did not want and still do not want/need upscaling.
     
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    Cheers mate, I have to be honest and this is going to be my first amp ever and dont know a great deal apart from the number of HDMI inputs I need. I will sound a bit dim in asking what many will think are stupid questions but I am learning quickly!
     
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    First thing to learn is that there are never stupid questions.

    Now HDMI inputs is one thing that i would like one more of BUT I do not need the BD, the HD DVD, and the DVD connected by HDMI. the DVD could use analogue as it is mainly for SACD and DVDA´s.

    Read and read and then use your eyes and ears.

    Have fun.
     
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    The 806 was released not much before that either as far as I know, and technology doesnt evolve that much months apart. the 806 is a £800-900 reciever so is phenominal bang for buck, and none of the Sony's I looked at impressed me anywhere near the amount Onkyo's did, and dont get me wrong I do like Sony's as I still have an old one I use at home.
     
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    My choice was also down to these 2. See which sounds best with your speakers. If they're small and on the bright side then the Onk may sound better.
     

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