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Hello all,

I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I'm looking to buy a stereo reciever, but I have no idea what to get.

A couple years ago my dad gave me his vintage receiver - an old 4-channel Sansui QR-1500. The thing is wood grain and looks like its from the '70s. I immediately bought some big, cheap floorstanders - some Sony ssf-7000s. It sounds great to me and I've been really happy with it, but I really want to swap it out for a modern receiver with a remote and a simple way to hook up a TV and computer. I'm assuming either HDMI or some kind of digital / optical connection is what I'm looking for. All I really want it to do is control the speakers. My budget is less than $300. The speakers will be used primarily for watching movies and TV.

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The Sony's: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSF-7000-Floor-Standing-Speaker-Woofer/dp/B000OG4E2U
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Hello all,

I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I'm looking to buy a stereo reciever, but I have no idea what to get.

A couple years ago my dad gave me his vintage receiver - an old 4-channel Sansui QR-1500. The thing is wood grain and looks like its from the '70s. I immediately bought some big, cheap floorstanders - some Sony ssf-7000s. It sounds great to me and I've been really happy with it, but I really want to swap it out for a modern receiver with a remote and a simple way to hook up a TV and computer. I'm assuming either HDMI or some kind of digital / optical connection is what I'm looking for. All I really want it to do is control the speakers. My budget is less than $300. The speakers will be used primarily for watching movies and TV.

The standard advice is that your best bet for setting up a 2.0 or 2.1 system is a 5.1 AVR. You just bring up its configuration menu, tell it what speakers are hooked up and what speakers aren't available, and it does the rest.

You can easily obtain a good 5.1 AVR in your price range. The primary manufacturers are Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer, and Yamaha. The model numbers are pretty fluid, so check around and see what's available today.
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You can get the Onkyo TX-NR414 for $230.

That is a very nice receiver for the money, with lots of connectivity and features, and will work fine with your speakers.
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