Looks like it has a few more bells and whistles compared to the Sony. Hope it works out for you man.
Looks like it is over 5 lbs heavier, must be the gutsy internals.
Onkyo's 7.1-channel TX-SR504 home theater receiver is a powerful (75 watts x 7 at 8 ohms) component at a truly affordable price. And if you've thought about satellite radio, this receiver can connect you to XM's 160 digital channels -- including 100% commercial-free music -- in new 5.1-channel Neural Audio surround sound (select programming).
7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
XM Satellite Radio Ready (With 40 XM/FM/AM Presets)
Processing Decoding: DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Digital EX, Pro Logic IIx
Power Output: 75 Watts x 7 Channels (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC)
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) / Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
Connections: HTDV-Ready Component Video (3 Inputs/1 Output), S-Video (3 Inputs/ 2 Outputs)
Digital Audio Inputs: 3 Optical/1 Coaxial/4 Assignable
Pre-Programmed RI Compatible Remote Control
Compatible With RI Dock For iPod
192 kHz/24-Bit D/A Converters
A-Form Listening Mode Memory
32-Bit DSP Processing
Crossover Adjustment (40/50/60/80/100/120/150/200 Hz)
A/V Sync Control Function
Dolby Digital Plus Ready Color-Coded 7.1 Multichannel Inputs
Color-Coded Banana Plug Speaker Posts (Except SP-B)
Speaker A/B Drive
3-Level Display Dimmer
Late Night Mode
Sleep Timer (90 Minutes; 10-Min Steps)
Front Panel Video Input
17.13" x 5.94" x 14.84"