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post #1 of 10 Old 01-27-2009, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi,

I live in Canada and need something that is less than 300$
If providing a link, please try to find a canadian site.

I need:
- hdmi 1.3 support
- at least 2 hdmi
- at least 2 component
- at least 2 optical in
- no upscaling needed
- no more than 5.1 needed

Basically, I need this for a potential energy act6 speaker system or something similar. I really don't want to spend over 300$ cnd for this, as the speakers are already 250 US...

Any help would be appreciated.
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That's pretty close for $269. 5.1, 2 HDMI in, 3 component in, 2 optical in, 1 digital coaxial in. Dont know if you can do better in Canada.

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN

Only 9 remaining according to the website.

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Is this HDMI 1.3?

Does anyone know if this unit is good?
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Yes, it is HDMI 1.3 but why does that matter?

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Does anyone know if this unit is good?

Compared to what? It's Yamaha's entry level receiver with HDMI inputs. Since your budget is $250-300 and needs to be purchased in Canada, your options are few based on your requirements. It'll work fine with the Energy Act6.

Here is the next model up which is still in your price range. Get that one.
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...81&catid=20313

Here's a feature comparison between the 6130 and 6140.
http://www.yamaha.com/yec/compare/De...&B_compare.y=8

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Yes, it is HDMI 1.3 but why does that matter?



Compared to what? It's Yamaha's entry level receiver with HDMI inputs. Since your budget is $250-300 and needs to be purchased in Canada, your options are few based on your requirements. It'll work fine with the Energy Act6.

Here is the next model up which is still in your price range. Get that one.
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...81&catid=20313

Here's a feature comparison between the 6130 and 6140.
http://www.yamaha.com/yec/compare/De...&B_compare.y=8

Do these have pre amp outs? I dont see it in the specs. What would comparable receiver be in the rx-v line?
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These are entry level receivers. There not gonna have pre amp outs. They don't even process audio via HDMI. The OP was looking for an entry level receiver in the $200-$300 range $Can. Don't expect a whole lot of advanced features for that price.

My guess is the 6130 is equivalent to the RX-V363 and 6140 = RX-V463.

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Given the fact that I need extra cables and a optical to coaxial converter, etc (which I didn't know because i am new to this)...i think i'm leaning towards getting a better system...the most basic (but good) system of a company that includes DTS HD and DOLBY HD that can process audio through the HDMI.

I am thinking of trying to find something used, like a used sr605 or 606, or a used yamaha 6160 or 663...does anyone know where I can find these, used, at a low price?

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I am thinking of trying to find something used, like a used sr605 or 606, or a used yamaha 6160 or 663...does anyone know where I can find these, used, at a low price?

Google is your friend.
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Not really! Looking for something in Canada, and it's not as easy to find as I though.
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The best I have found "around" that price was the Denon 1709. Its what I bought and I',m happy with it.
$399.

I know, more than you wanted to spend, but a decent receiver.

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