Time to upgrade Onkyo 606 !

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Back in 2011 I purchased an award winning Panasonic TH-46PZ81B (which is still working great) but now I'm soon to upgrade to Samsung S90C 65"

My home 5.1 surround setup is Onkyo 606, F1 Tannoy Speakers, MJ-Acoustics MK2 Sub woofer

I'm not sure whether to upgrade my Onkyo or what to? to get the best experience combined with the Samsung S90C ?

Any advice / guidance would be great as I'm totally out of touch these days
 
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Back in 2011 I purchased an award winning Panasonic TH-46PZ81B (which is still working great) but now I'm soon to upgrade to Samsung S90C 65"

My home 5.1 surround setup is Onkyo 606, F1 Tannoy Speakers, MJ-Acoustics MK2 Sub woofer

I'm not sure whether to upgrade my Onkyo or what to? to get the best experience combined with the Samsung S90C ?

Any advice / guidance would be great as I'm totally out of touch these days
If it's not broken why spend out?
It doesn't matter what TV it is combined with
 
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If it's not broken why spend out?
It doesn't matter what TV it is combined with
Well I have had it 14 years but main reason is it uses far more electricity being Plasma, I fancy a bigger newer TV but I don't have any other equipment that supports newer tech features on modern TVs like Dobly Vision and I'm pretty sure my Onkyo 606 doesn't have HDMI 2.1 so how do those translate when connected!?
 
Well I have had it 14 years but main reason is it uses far more electricity being Plasma, I fancy a bigger newer TV but I don't have any other equipment that supports newer tech features on modern TVs like Dobly Vision and I'm pretty sure my Onkyo 606 doesn't have HDMI 2.1 so how do those translate when connected!?
Aha! Didn't check out the HDMI on the Onkyo.
Replace with a Denon depending on your budget
 
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That will be quite a TV leap: congratulations. But, if you have not already, you may want to coordinate your TV with your amp selections because TV connections. along with other "smartness" features, vary as well, not to mention considering remote control preferences/options.
 

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Aha! Didn't check out the HDMI on the Onkyo.
Replace with a Denon depending on your budget
So which exact AV receivers would you recommend to upgrade from my Onkyo 606?

Speakers : Mercury F1 Tannoy x5
Sub woofer : MJ Acoustics ref 100 mk2

Bearing in mind I want to get the best out of my new TV the LG65C3

Thanks
 

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What is your budget?

I would certainly look at the various Denon receivers. Having got one recently (to replace a 13 year old Pioneer), I have been very impresssed with it.
 
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What is your budget?

I would certainly look at the various Denon receivers. Having got one recently (to replace a 13 year old Pioneer), I have been very impresssed with it.
So I'm a bit confused over HDR / Dolby Vision / HDR10+

The Denon X2800H says it supports Dobly Vision and HDR10+ but looking at the specs ( on a particular site) it says it has no HDR , when you compare to say the Morantz Cinema 70s it does have HDR on a specs comparison

So am I right in saying the Denon isn't native dolby vision and has to decode but the Morantz has native HDR and doesn't have to decode ?

Thanks
 

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So I'm a bit confused over HDR / Dolby Vision / HDR10+

The Denon X2800H says it supports Dobly Vision and HDR10+ but looking at the specs ( on a particular site) it says it has no HDR , when you compare to say the Morantz Cinema 70s it does have HDR on a specs comparison

So am I right in saying the Denon isn't native dolby vision and has to decode but the Morantz has native HDR and doesn't have to decode ?

Thanks
Both receivers support (all) the same formats - not surprising as they have the same parent company.

Just look at the HDMI specs (bottom of the pages - also notice the same layout etc) for each:

Denon - https://www.denon.com/en-gb/product/av-receivers/avr-x2800h/AVRX2800HGB.html

Marantz - https://www.marantz.com/en-gb/product/av-receivers/cinema-70s/CINEMA70SGB.html

Basically, not something I would be concerned about.
 
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Both receivers support (all) the same formats - not surprising as they have the same parent company.

Just look at the HDMI specs (bottom of the pages - also notice the same layout etc) for each:

Denon - https://www.denon.com/en-gb/product/av-receivers/avr-x2800h/AVRX2800HGB.html

Marantz - https://www.marantz.com/en-gb/product/av-receivers/cinema-70s/CINEMA70SGB.html

Basically, not something I would be concerned about.
Yeah both say "Dynamic HDR" , maybe the site I was on got it a bit wrong which I won't name just in case I'm not supposed to lol, but it's not a biggy, just thought it was me misunderstanding the tech 🤣
 
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