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post #1 of 7 Old 06-22-2010, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a good yet very affordable ($200 price range) receiver. HDMI would be a must, at the price range I am looking at I would just assume I will be picking up a used model (this is fine) I'm currently looking at the Denon AVR-589 for about $200 shipped 5.1 75w HDMI and Sirius Ready (nice added bonus) any other used receivers I should look at?

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Here ya go:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia...iver&cp=1&lp=2

This is most likely the cheapest price you will find for a entry level receiver with Hdmi audio.
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Interesting, but wouldn't a used Denon AVR-589 or maybe even the AVR-689 be a better receiver?
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Not necessarily. I have the NS-R5101HD in my second HT and it's a solid performer. The Insignia decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA (589 doesn't), has 3 HDMI 1.3a inputs (589 has 2). Also new Insignia comes with a 1 year warranty vs. a 90 day warranty on refurbished Denon AVRs. JMO
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Amazon has been discounting this one on and off. I got it for under $200. It offers more features than others for the price.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DH800.../dp/B001YQ9T8I

Advice from others has its limits tho. People recommend what they know, if it works. Most important is getting the features and quality that matter most to you, at a price you can afford.

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Interesting, but wouldn't a used Denon AVR-589 or maybe even the AVR-689 be a better receiver?

The AVR-589 and 689 do not do audio over HDMI so take that into consideration. The 590 and 790 do though.

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The AVR-589 and 689 do not do audio over HDMI so take that into consideration. The 590 and 790 do though.

And here's the best deal you're likely to find on a refurb 590...close to your $$ limit and it also decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA
http://www.ecost.com/Detail/Receiver...avid=155438257

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