Hello AVS Forum!
i'm trying to build a budget midrange HT.
TV (purchased already): Vizio SV420XVT 42"er with 6500:1 dynamic contrast ratio (low) but has 120hz. $799 shipped - dell
Receivers: Onkyo 606 ($300 shipped with 1 yr warranty REFURB from shady dealer) or Yamaha HTR 6160 (same as rx-v663) ($350 + tax free shipping from dell) leaning towards yamaha since i've owned 2 before and had good experiences and dell doesn't fuss too much over replacing things.
Speakers: Polk 5.1 RM6750 ($200 shipped from newegg though i've seen em lower)
Priorities: in this order: Music/HD Movies/Xbox Gaming
Will be placed in an apartment so i'd rather trade thump for quality. I also don't even think i have enough space for 5.1 as is, so 7.1 is probably overkill.
my living room is open to the left, window/patio door to the right, Higher than normal cielings for an apartment, 11'5" X 13'8", Carpet (beige)
I >REALLY< like the out the door price of the yamaha + rm6750 for ~ $550 and would at all costs like to keep it to this price range. although i have a feeling that these speakers are sub par.
the lack of hdmi inputs on the yamaha is not much of a limitation right now since I'll be plugging in the XBOX elite and wd hd tv into the 2 open slots. HD cable or satellite can occupy a component slot since it doesn't "need" 1080p/hdmi.
i'm going this route b/c i like my ability to upgrade to much better speakers with this receiver.
I'm open to all suggestions/criticisms (or corrections. not much of an audiophile so i'm sure i've made amistake somewhere
Thanks. Been following this forum for a while now. By far the best in its class.