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Should I upgrade my AVR, Right Now I have an RCA RT2600 I bought back in 2007, or so and was wondering if I should upgrade it to something else, It sounds fine and all but I wonder what I am missing with a newer and more prostegous amp/receiver.

I saw a few cheaper than retail recivers on amazon from sony, Pioneer,Sherwood etc. The sherwoods interest me but noe of them mention DTS in the description.

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No one should be making receivers without DTS. Or do you mean DTS-HD?

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No one should be making receivers without DTS. Or do you mean DTS-HD?

A few sherwood receivers have NO DTS !! I looked at a few other models too, I do have blu ray and this would be part of a slight upgrade that includes a New "26" tv....

My current receiver flags every DTS codec I throw at it as DTS, I was just wondering if it was worth the upgrade or not. I looked at an Insignia receiver, which seems to have a lot of good features for the money. I was
just wanting HDMI so I guesss the TV could handle that if I were to decide not to make a receiver upgrade.

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A few sherwood receivers have NO DTS !! I looked at a few other models too, I do have blu ray and this would be part of a slight upgrade that includes a New "26" tv....

My current receiver flags every DTS codec I throw at it as DTS, I was just wondering if it was worth the upgrade or not. I looked at an Insignia receiver, which seems to have a lot of good features for the money. I was
just wanting HDMI so I guesss the TV could handle that if I were to decide not to make a receiver upgrade.

Im not a big insignia fan so I would recomend getting something like this:
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
or this
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR1610-...7085833&sr=1-1
Both are solid receivers that have all the new codecs.
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A few sherwood receivers have NO DTS !! I looked at a few other models too, I do have blu ray and this would be part of a slight upgrade that includes a New "26" tv....

My current receiver flags every DTS codec I throw at it as DTS, I was just wondering if it was worth the upgrade or not. I looked at an Insignia receiver, which seems to have a lot of good features for the money. I was
just wanting HDMI so I guesss the TV could handle that if I were to decide not to make a receiver upgrade.

Not sure which Insignia model you're considering. I have an NS-R5101HD (http://insigniaproducts.com/products...S-R5101HD.html) in my secondary HT. It's been very reliable and I'm very pleased with its performance.
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I may stick with my current receiver' seince its been reliable and there isnt anything wrong with the sound, or the receiver at all. but if I do need to get a new amp, I will take the above suggestions.

I do notice that a lot of other receivers sound brighter at higher volumes and require more cranking of the volume to get the same SPL...

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Are you using RCA speakers with it too?

If you go for something like the Denon 1610 it should be a decent improvement over the RCA receiver. Just the addition of Audyssey MultiEQ makes a big difference IMHO.

Plus the Denon will decode HD audio from a Blu Ray player.

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Are you using RCA speakers with it too?

If you go for something like the Denon 1610 it should be a decent improvement over the RCA receiver. Just the addition of Audyssey MultiEQ makes a big difference IMHO.

Plus the Denon will decode HD audio from a Blu Ray player.

Actually Ia m using the following

FRONTS: Insignia NSHT51 & Sony SS440 (vintage)
REARS: SONY SSB-3000's
CENTER: Insignia NSHT51
SUB: Insignia NSHT51


Does the Denon Do all channel stereo like the yamaha receivers do?

I looked at a sony and an onkyo online, but people says the onkyo is dangerous and a fire hazard and unreliable. I think it was the 808 or 606 on amazon for around $200.00

The Insignia is 159.00 and To me it seems to be a decent receiver, I think it has, an auto EQ

the Yamaha I looked at has some sort of Yamaha technology, that supposed to make it sound better.....

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For under $200 I'd pick a Denon 589. It ain't fancy but it works - and has Audyssey MultEQ. You can get it here. I bought one from them recently - made them an offer ($145+shipping) and they accepted. I use it for watching tv - radio - and computer sounds. 2 speakers in the LR with a DIY sub and 2 more in the exercise room as a zone II. They are also selling the 488 that has no Audyssey. These are cheap - and have DD and DTS. The 488 is a near clone of the 589. Only the 589 does all channel stereo AFAIK.

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