I am trying to decide which receiver is best for a small bedroom (10x15) setup, that is currently 3.0 but will be 5.1 in the next few months.
Currently, I Have-
Two Polk Monitor 60s
One Polk CS2
I will be connecting an Xbox 360 and PS3 Slim, both via HDMI. I may also add an HDMI cable box soon.
I do not have a 3D TV and do not plan to get one soon, but would like Audio return channel.
I also have little use for the Pioneer's iPod interface.
The system will be for about 70% Movie use, 30% Gaming.
I would prefer to get either receiver from Amazon, as I have a gift card their.
Also, seeing as the Onkyo is $329 and the Pioneer is $278, is the Onkyo worth the $50? And honestly, I dont see my self using the video upconversion very much (PS3 upconverts on its own) would I be able to get by with a lesser receiver?
I am open to other receiver suggestions, but it seems the general consensus is that the Polks are too "bright" to be paired with a "bright" Yamaha or H/K.
I will eventually be purchasing either some bookshelf rear speakers or some better towers and moving the 60s to the back, as well as add a sub (perhaps a BIC F12? Suggestions for ~$200?).