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post #1 of 17 Old 06-30-2010, 11:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Not interested in 3d, but interested in the following and having a challenging time finding something that is not a 'high-end' model. Is it possible?

HDMI 1.3
Room EQ
Amp Pre-out
12v (or triggers)
Support for lossless audio over HDMI (inputs are PS3, Cable and HTPC)
Zone 2

Thanks!
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Those features can be found on Denon's mid-level 3310 (last year's HDMI 1.3a) which can currently be had at just under 50% of MSRP on several authorized vendor's sites including Amazon.

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What is the budget for this AVR?
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Is it possible?

HDMI 1.3
Room EQ
Amp Pre-out
12v (or triggers)
Support for lossless audio over HDMI (inputs are PS3, Cable and HTPC)
Zone 2

Thanks!

Yes, it's possible....and with everything you've listed and more!

This is probably the best deal around on a new unit that meets your "wants" list...Onkyo TX-SR707:
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR707...7925908&sr=8-2

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thanks jdsmoothie, I will check that out.

phantom, i was hoping to keep it around $500 - but even taking advantage of lower prices since the new models are starting to come out, I know that maybe was hoping too much
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thanks jdsmoothie, I will check that out.

phantom, i was hoping to keep it around $500 - but even taking advantage of lower prices since the new models are starting to come out, I know that maybe was hoping too much

The one that kmike linked to will do what you want. There is also the 807 which is a little more. The 3310 that jdsmoothie mentioned is the best all-around buy at this time IMO. It has a better video processor if thats important to you. You may also want to consider the Onkyo RC180 that's the little brother to the 807 and is less cost wise. The Onkyo's can also be purchased for less as refurb units from accessories4less. If you mind that route then the RC180 is an excellent buy. You do however give up 1 year of warranty going the refurb route. There's a member here in the 807 thread that just received his RC180 from accessories4less and stated that to him it looked like a brand new unit. Visit that thread and see if its something that may interest you.
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Here's the stair stepped choices of the receivers from Onkyo and Denon that will do what you want, priced low to higher. These are the lowest end of receivers with pre-outs. As mentioned, the 3310 is the best bang for the buck....if you want to spend more!
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR707...7928359&sr=8-2

http://www.onecall.com/product/Onkyo...iver/_/R-99863

http://www.us-appliance.com/txnr807.html


http://www.electronics-expo.com/inde..._query=avr3310

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awesome thanks kmike for the list and links. that 3310ci is sure tempting (but so is the price on the 707)!
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awesome thanks kmike for the list and links. that 3310ci is sure tempting (but so is the price on the 707)!

You should also check out the price for the Onkyo RC180.
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You should also check out the price for the Onkyo RC180.

+1....I really like mine, it replaced a Denon 988.

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Hm, but at least according to Onkyo's website there is no switch/trigger outlets on the RC-180?
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Hm, but at least according to Onkyo's website there is no switch/trigger outlets on the RC-180?

A simple wall wort from Rat Shack would cure that little problem.
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Hm, but at least according to Onkyo's website there is no switch/trigger outlets on the RC-180?

You're right...one of several minor "give backs" you make to save $$ when getting the 180 vs 807.

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HDMI 1.3
Room EQ
Amp Pre-out
12v (or triggers)
Support for lossless audio over HDMI (inputs are PS3, Cable and HTPC)
Zone 2

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The Yamaha RX-V765 will do all those things you asked and can be had under $400. Its $379 or less every Saturday on newegg.com.


Its a little over $400 here if you can't wait until Saturday.
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V765.../dp/B001S2RD90

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thanks everyone for the advice - decided to take a chance on a refurbished unit, managed to get a steal on the 807 (<$500!). can't wait
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thanks everyone for the advice - decided to take a chance on a refurbished unit, managed to get a steal on the 807 (<$500!). can't wait

Congrats! Just this week a member posted this in the 807 thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=3212

Hopefully your experience will be the same or better.

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The Yamaha RX-V765 will do all those things you asked and can be had under $400. Its $379 or less every Saturday on newegg.com.


Its a little over $400 here if you can't wait until Saturday.
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V765.../dp/B001S2RD90

Afrogt,

I agree that the OP's requirements are met by the rxv765. Do you have an opinion regarding the relative sound Quality of the Yamaha vs the suggested Denon? Using each receiver's amps?

I'm trying to make a choice here myself and floundering.

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