Advice on new av receiver & speakers for revamped system


New member
Aug 10, 2019
I have recently purchased a PS3 and a Sony KDL32D3000 lcd Tv. These have replaced my ageing TV and my Sony DVD player.

I also currently have an old Yamaha AV receiver RX-V420RDS and supplied 5.1 speaker package. This I wish to replace very soon however, I am now somewhat confused with the technology now available.

I will be using my PS3 for all DVD/BRD playback, utilising the DVD upscaling and the 24fps for BRD although I understand I can only do this with a suitable AV receiver. In addition I use the CD player and MP3 for music.

Can you suggest a suitable receiver and speakers to get the most from this system, i.e. good audio for movies and music, I would like to utilise the SACD playback as well.

I have it set up in a typical family room (13' x 13' with bay) so speaker size is a slight issue.

Budget would be upto about the £1500ish mark but not if it does not need to be.

Your expert advice would be much appreciated.

Andrew Everard

New member
May 30, 2007
At the risk of getting predictable, Onkyo TX-SR605 (£400) and Q Acoustics 1010 5.1 (£500) looks like the way to go here.


Wow that was quick!


Is it true that I can only utilise the 24fps BRD playback of the PS3 and the KDLD3000 lcd if they are rigged upto a suitable av receiver?

I forgot to mention I also have Sky HD, I guess the system recommended is still the same though.

The Onkyo does look impressive, I notice you have recommended it many times, I guess you're due some comission from thier no doubt increased sales :)


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