- 5.1 channels. 7.1 preferred
- 100w per channel minimum
- 3 HDMI inputs minimum
- 1080i video / audio switching. 1080p would be nice.
- The usual audio decoding including Dolby, DTS etc.
- Sony STR-DG720 (unit is dead)
- Optima HD70 720p projector
- DaLite 108" screen
- Panasonic BD60 Blu-ray
- DirecTV 1080i DVR
- AppleTV 160GB
Thanks in advance.
Look at the Denon 1610, 1910, Pioneer VSX-919 or 1019, Onkyo HT-RC160, 607 or 706 on closeout, Marantz 5003.
Take a hard look at the Denon 1910 with its 4 HDMI inputs. It also has Audyssey MultiEQ room calibration software which really helps EQ your listening area. The Marantz has it too.
6ave.com has a Name Your Price deal going right now. You should be able to get the Denon 1910 around $400 or less.
Denon, Onkyo, Marantz, and H/K are just below (Den, Onk) or exceed (Mar, H/K) their claimed numbers. If power truly means that much, pick up the Yamaha 665 and grab a power amp.
Denon 1910, Onkyo 607, H/K 254 (cheap as it is a little older, Ebay store) and Marantz I couldn't tell you. Look at the ***3 models (last years) as they will be cheaper. Accessories 4 less has refurbs which would be a great option.
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Interesting that neither of you recommended Sony. After having this one go poof after only a year's use I'm not itching to get another anyway. Thanks again.
With your criteria and budget I'd recommend the Denon 1910 if you want to go new. If you don't mind refurbished and don't need the current DPL IIz front speaker implementation imo the Onkyo 706 is the best bang for the buck.
The Onkyo 706 is pretty nice too but I can live without the sixth HDMI port, I don't listen to satellite radio so don't need that feature & for half the price I can live without the extra 10w per channel. For my purposes it looks like the 160 is the way to go. Thanks again for the help.