View Full Version : Motorola's getting into the Home Theater business

06-02-2005, 01:02 PM
Saw this on w00t today. (http://forum.woot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=435) It looks like Motorola will start making receivers. The features looked decent, but the quality seemed lacking.

06-03-2005, 06:33 AM
~$130 for a 100w x 5 channel receiver that can also be used as a digital cable receiver??? The phrase "you get what you pay for" keeps screaming in my head.

06-03-2005, 08:00 AM
The 100 x 5 is the advertised spec, not the actual spec.

Amplifier Output Details 100 Watt at 1 kHz THD 0.1% 2 channel(s) ( main )

They don't give any specs that are useful for comparison purposes. It was priced appropriately for what it is.


06-03-2005, 08:49 AM
Some companies are notorious for "padding" their specs.

My 6.1 ch. Outlaw 1050 receiver is rated as 65w/ch, 3 channels driven into full bandwidth, and 75w/ch for stereo.

Compared to a 110w/chx3, 75w/chx2 Marantz digital-ready Pro-logic receiver it replaced, I noticed significantly more punch with the Outlaw as well as being more neutral for music. Although the Outlaw is smaller dimensionally, it outweighed the Marantz by about 5 pounds.

I'd stick with real world ratings if you can decipher them, rather than total, one channel output at 1Khz! :(

06-03-2005, 09:32 AM
I think I saw this Motorola box and year or two ago in a magazine.