First off, I need some opinions, I am looking for an all purpose reciever and I have been jumping back and forth between Onkyo and HK. Personally I do not like the way the HK's look, but I'll get over that if the performance is there. I am currently looking at the Onkyo 702 and probably the HK 435. Any opinions?
I like the true second zone on the 702 and I think the rear of the Onkyo is set up better. I have heard a lot of good things about HK as well. If anyone has another reciever in the under $1000 range that they recommend I would appreciate any information.
So why do some recievers advertise 7.1 surround with dual zone when they technically are 5.1 with a second zone? I do not understand why this is, ecspecially when Onkyo has a true 7.1 with a seperate second zone on it. Can someone explain why this is? The second zone is going to be a key feature for me.