I am a complete newbie to home cinema and about to set up my 1st system.
My needs are for watching movies, playing PS3 and listening to music (without having to have tv on) via ipod and cd deck.
Should the Onkyo 309 suffice (i don't need the networking capability really of the 509) or does the 509 sound much better - is it really worth spending the extra money?
Or is the Sony STR-DH810 that got the entry level award of best receiver last year better than 1 of the Onkyo's?
(Just to note thinking of pairing up the receiver with Jamo A102 HSC6 speaker system.)