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I pairing with Orbs in a 5.1 setup. My room is 14x18. Thanks for input
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I will be using multiroom with another pair of Orbs.
Thanks again in advance for input.
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It would be useful if you state what requirements you have. Based on what you have provided, any AVR with zone-2 capability will suffice. Be aware that zone-2 function requires 2-ch analog audio input from the source you intend to use.
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I've had both Yamaha and Onkyo. I find Audyssey superior to YPAO for home theater.
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my main requirements are a 5.1 receiver with HDMI switching (min 4 inputs) and analog video up conversion with multiroom for under $500. I also expect decoding of most flavors. Im not looking to break the bank with THX certified and my room is all set for 5.1 so 7.1 or 7.2 would be fine for the future but wouldn't be useful right now.
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I have an audio guy I trust steering me to the Yamaha but he does not own either of these receivers so I had hoped that someone in the know could give me some info.

Thanks again for your input
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my main requirements are a 5.1 receiver with HDMI switching (min 4 inputs) and analog video up conversion with multiroom for under $500. I also expect decoding of most flavors. Im not looking to break the bank with THX certified and my room is all set for 5.1 so 7.1 or 7.2 would be fine for the future but wouldn't be useful right now.
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Just of out curiosity, what analog devices will you be connecting to this receiver?

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I have the Onkyo 607 and a Yamaha RX-Z7. For your application and budget go with the Onkyo. Only issue is it runs HOT!!! Sound is excellent for Movies. No reason to believe that any other receiver in the price range would sound any better.

I think Onkyo has the budget receiver nailed and there is no use fighting it right now.

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From my experience with Onkyo and Yamaha, I would go with the Yamaha. I wouldn't even consider the Onkyo.
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^^^

Used to think that myself. Then I purchased one b/c I couldn't ignore the value for what you get and wasn't real thrilled with Yamaha's latest budget receivers. After 2 months living with the 607 I have zero complaints.

Time will tell as I've never had an issue with any of my Yamaha receivers and had some of those for 10yrs.

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The two receivers are going to cost essentially the same. The Yamah will give you pre-outs (allows you to hook up your receiver to an external amp), but it sounds like you have no need for that. The Audyssey on the Onkyo is a very impressive technology, and I think it will drastically improve your audio experience. For the same price, and because you are not looking to upgrade to anything much more powerful in the future, I would go with the Onkyo.
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Just of out curiosity, what analog devices will you be connecting to this receiver?

I will have a Wii, a line level turntable and a CD player (that does not have digi out) and an apple airport
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