Originally Posted by Red-3
Thanks for your responses.
I'm trying to decide between these models:
Onkyo TX SR-608
Harmon Kardon AVR 2600
I'm wondering whether to purchase a nearly new HK 2600 second hand from a local seller or to wait until the sales and hope that one of the other two come down in price. The Yamaha is currently on sale but with only 10% off retail, and I'm not sure what the Onkyo is selling for.
The 608 is above my price range, at US$599 retail. ($699 in Canada)
However, I was very happy to discover this model this weekend:
It's basically an Onkyo TX SR-608 without THX certification ( and no PC VGA input ) Just about every thing else on the model comparison chart matches up, but it has a much more value-oriented MSRP of US$500 ($599 in Canada):
7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver
HDMI V1.4a repeater , 6in (1 front) / 1out
Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
HDMI 1080p video upconversion by Faroudja DCDi cinema
WRAT technology and discrete amp construction for cleaner sound
TrueHD/DTS-HD decoding to support the latest Blu-ray technology
Optional UP-A1 iPod Dock and UP-HT1 HDradio module via proprietary U.Port
4 DSP Gaming Modes: Rock, Sports, Action, and Role Playing
Audyssey 2EQ w/ Dynamic EQ & Dynamic Volume
I picked one up at the weekend for 20% off retail.