Onkyo Selection Advice

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  1. elaniel

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    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of purchasing a new receiver and after some advice.

    I currently have an Onkyo 626 with QAcoustics Q2000i.
    I wish to upgrade due to me having a Sony X850C 4K TV and the 626 only being 30 HZ.

    My basic needs / wants are the following:
    4K with HDR
    I play PS4 and XBox One (I know neither do 4k gaming, but they only output at 30HZ on the 626)
    I will be getting an UHD 4k Blu-Ray Player soon.
    DTS-HD MA, DD True HD, Dolby Atmos and DTS X (I know the latter would be coming in firmware updates on some receivers)

    I have a 5.1 setup currently
    I presume my current speakers will still be fine and would like to stick to Onkyo's.

    The two I am looking at are the 555 and the 646.
    Would there be much difference as I can get the 646 about £100 less.
    I only have need of 3 HDMI ports (PS4, ONE, Blu-Ray player) but would like them to be HDCP 2.2 (so they can do UHD and 60HZ if I am correct).

    Also, would there be anything in more recent models that I would be missing by selecting either of these two?

    Thanks very much for everyones assistance.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  2. simonlewis

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    I personally got burnt by Onkyo QC issues in the past, so I would consider the Denon AVR-X3200W few penny more, but worth everyone. It got some great reviews.
     

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