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Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2 Channel AV Receiver $847 AC @ Frys (orig. 1499). Now, in store only. No tax for some.

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Last Edited by HokiePokie757 March 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM
Frys has the Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2 Channel network AV receiver for 847 bucks after promo code. Code requires sign up for weekly/daily email deals. Weekly deal says in store only, but shipping is available for now & code works.

http://www.frys.com/product/8583359


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I got this for $899 on president's day weekend. I am going to fry's to get a price adjustment
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Quote from Alucard400 View Post :
I got this for $899 on president's day weekend. I am going to fry's to get a price adjustment
How do you like it so far? Seems like $847 is a great price, and seems like this is a great receiver (if not needing a million speakers connected)...

I'm running 5.1 right now and while sure, I'd love to have the a 7.2.2 (or more) setup, barring I get a new house, don't see having the room...
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Does this receiver come with 3 year warranty like Yamaha?
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Does this receiver come with 3 year warranty like Yamaha?
I believe it's a 1-year warranty

EDIT: I take that back... According to Crutchfield, it's 2-years. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mIq0...RZ900.html
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it's a 7.1 channel receiver. difference is, you don't lose the 7 on the channels and can run 7.2.2 or 7.1.2 if you add an external amp to drive two channels unlike the Denon 3200. The main drawback is it doesn't support Auddysey but that Toroidal amp is really driving our speakers and sub. We made a big jump from the TX-NR809 and this receiver is a major difference in sound. Made in Malaysia. The Denon 4200 is the one we were aiming for but it never goes on sale so we settled for this, which is actually a great price. They had plenty in the Burbank, CA Fry's location. We had to force out our Oppo Blu Ray player to not process the DTS HD Master/True HD decoder so the TX-RZ900 properly picks up and processes the Atmos sound signal/decoding itself for movies that support it.

Fry's doesn't price adjustments because of the Sunday Promo code. so we purchased a new unit, walked out the store. walked back in and returned the same new sealed unit with the old receipt. got more than $53 back which was worth it.

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another thing to consider. If you are planning on filling the whole room completely in terms of vertical sound, other receivers will allow the .4 (5.2.4 or 7.2.4) so you got rear and front Atmos/DTS:X speakers. This receiver WONT. If you don't care and don't want to spend so much more, then this TX-RZ900 is more than good enough. The sound quality is just so much better. A way to mitigate not being able to cover all vertical sound is have your pair of Atmos speakers directly on top of the listening positions.
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it's a 7.1 channel receiver. difference is, you don't lose the 7 on the channels and can run 7.2.2 or 7.1.2 if you add an external amp to drive two channels unlike the Denon 3200. The main drawback is it doesn't support Auddysey but that Toroidal amp is really driving our speakers and sub. We made a big jump from the TX-NR809 and this receiver is a major difference in sound. Made in Malaysia. The Denon 4200 is the one we were aiming for but it never goes on sale so we settled for this, which is actually a great price. They had plenty in the Burbank, CA Fry's location.

They don't do price adjustments because of the Sunday Promo code. so we purchased a new unit, walked out the store. walked back in and returned the same new sealed unit with the old receipt. got more than $53 back which was worth it.
Do you prefer Denon or Onkyo for sound? I have been reading a lot of issues with HDMI or power off and on, generates lot of heat, etc on Onkyos.
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Does this receiver come with 3 year warranty like Yamaha?
2 Years parts and labor from the card in the box. Purchase with AMEX and you probably get another year added.
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it's a 7.1 channel receiver. difference is, you don't lose the 7 on the channels and can run 7.2.2 or 7.1.2 if you add an external amp to drive two channels unlike the Denon 3200. The main drawback is it doesn't support Auddysey but that Toroidal amp is really driving our speakers and sub.

Are you absolutely sure it does not support Auddysey?
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Are you absolutely sure it does not support Auddysey?
Yes. People are flocking to Denon for Auddysey. The top two Denon receivers (I believe 6200 and the 7200) are made in Japan. The lower end are made in China. Just look at Amazon reviews on the Denon 4200 and 4200 units.

If you look at the TX-RZ900 reviews in
Amazon [amazon.com]
The unit has no negative reviews! you just gotta put up with using Onkyo's own AccuEQ calibrator and/or calibrate yourself.

We have not used Denons to compare the sound. But I believe the Denons are good too. I just don't trust the units from China. These RZ units look to have been made specifically for the European market but are now available in the US. The Toroidal were featured in some mag saying the amp was from previous flagship models.
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Are you absolutely sure it does not support Auddysey?
I have the TX-RZ800 which supports ACCuEQ which is every bit as good as Audyssey. This is a great price for a very good Atmos Receiver.
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Yes. People are flocking to Denon for Auddysey. The top two Denon receivers (I believe 6200 and the 7200) are made in Japan. The lower end are made in China. Just look at Amazon reviews on the Denon 4200 and 4200 units.

If you look at the TX-RZ900 reviews in
Amazon [amazon.com]
The unit has no negative reviews! you just gotta put up with using Onkyo's own AccuEQ calibrator and/or calibrate yourself.

We have not used Denons to compare the sound. But I believe the Denons are good too. I just don't trust the units from China. These RZ units look to have been made specifically for the European market but are now available in the US. The Toroidal were featured in some mag saying the amp was from previous flagship models.
How bad is Onkyo's own AccuEQ compared to Auddysey?
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I have an Old Denon AVR 5200 and I am thinking of replacing it with this to get the HDMI inputs to play true DTS etc. This way I can plug my HTPC directly into the AVR and then output to TV. As it is now I output HDMI to TV and then from TV I send out TOslink otherwise I have lipsync issues going toslink directly from HTPC, pushing a VIZO 80" Would love to hear opinions if it is work it...
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Quote from Alucard400 View Post :
it's a 7.1 channel receiver. difference is, you don't lose the 7 on the channels and can run 7.2.2 or 7.1.2 if you add an external amp to drive two channels unlike the Denon 3200. The main drawback is it doesn't support Auddysey but that Toroidal amp is really driving our speakers and sub. We made a big jump from the TX-NR809 and this receiver is a major difference in sound. Made in Malaysia. The Denon 4200 is the one we were aiming for but it never goes on sale so we settled for this, which is actually a great price. They had plenty in the Burbank, CA Fry's location. We had to force out our Oppo Blu Ray player to not process the DTS HD Master/True HD decoder so the TX-RZ900 properly picks up and processes the Atmos sound signal/decoding itself for movies that support it.

Fry's doesn't price adjustments because of the Sunday Promo code. so we purchased a new unit, walked out the store. walked back in and returned the same new sealed unit with the old receipt. got more than $53 back which was worth it.

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another thing to consider. If you are planning on filling the whole room completely in terms of vertical sound, other receivers will allow the .4 (5.2.4 or 7.2.4) so you got rear and front Atmos/DTS:X speakers. This receiver WONT. If you don't care and don't want to spend so much more, then this TX-RZ900 is more than good enough. The sound quality is just so much better. A way to mitigate not being able to cover all vertical sound is have your pair of Atmos speakers directly on top of the listening positions.
I already have the TX 809 with a 7.2 set up.. I also added 2 Height SPeakers but I don't have a height amp. SO for now I have those 2 hight speakers for Stereo on zone 2 for when I play music and don't wan't to drive all 7 speakers. With this I can use the Amp I have for the 2 zone speakers and turn them into Height speakers and keep my 7.2 set up?
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Approximately 0.0001% of you who buy this will be able to tell the difference. Corollary: it's only as good as your speakers. As if that isn't obvious.
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