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?
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