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Hello,
back in 2006 I bought a Onkyo TX-SR803 that came in a set with the Sk*-540* speakers, I found some information about teh speakers here.
My Receiver is now acting up (from times to tiems no sound). So I am thinking of replacing it.
Currently I am using it in a 5.1 set-up. Also do I connect to the rear speakers wirelessly via a rocket-fish adapter.

What I want to conenct is:
PS3 (and possibly PS4 in future)
XBox 360 (and possibly XBox 720 in future)
possibly next gen Wii
HTPC

ideally all 4 would conenct via HDMI (so I need 4 HDMI input)
Also I am conention the receiver to my Mitsubishi HPC500 projector via HDMI, but it woudl be nice to have a second HDMI outputt if needed.

Also it would be ideal to conenct to the rear speakers wireless.

Any thoughts?
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What's your budget?

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How big is your room?
What volume levels do you want to reach?
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As little as possible and as much as necessary.
Since my unit is still working I can save up money, but would need to know how much.

I looked around and it seems more than one HDMI output is only in the top units, so I cna live just fine wiht one HDMI output.

But if there is a good receiver that has HD radio, that would be nice...
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Not sure how to measure the volume levels.
The current volumes I get with my set-up are more than I need (I never cranked my unit to max).

The room is our living room, aprox. 26feet each side.
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You can get the Yamaha RX-V867 around $450. It has dual HDMI outputs. Is that in your "as little as possible" budget?
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V867...6629637&sr=8-1

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Yeah, that looks good.
With as little as possible I mean that I don't to get something which is a total overkill.

Is there anything good from Harman/Kardon? They have nice designs...
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Not with dual HDMI

The 867 is a good receiver. 6 hdmi inputs, ethernet port so you can stream internet radio, automatic speaker calibration, and plenty of other features.

I would work on replacing those Onkyo speakers next.

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Wouldn't it make more sense to run a wire to the abck speakers first?
Or are there good wireless systems out?
I have a felling the rocket fish I use (the first they made) is not ideal...
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