This is my first post here so thanks in advance for any advice.
I've been reading the forums as I too am looking for a small footprint AV receiver that can connect the below components:
Samsung 55 8000 1080p 3D/HDTV
Time Warner Cable HD DVR
Yamaha 5.1 channel speaker system (needs upgrade)
Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect
Nice to add, not required:
Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player BD-C6900
Extra HDMI cable for connecting iPad 2 on occasion
The challenge is I have a cabinet that can only accommodate a receiver 12.5" deep. Height and width are not an issue.
Based on reading these forums, I've found three receivers that might be an option.
Pioneer VSX S300 - http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-S300-Channel-Receiver-Theater/dp/B008BTNA0E/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368271255&sr=1-3
This seems to fit all requirements but says it is not compatible in the US. Any idea why?
Sherwood R-904N 700 Watt 7.1-Channel Dual-Zone receiver (Netboxx) - http://www.amazon.com/Sherwood-R-904N-7-1-Channel-Dual-Zone-receiver/dp/B002S4084O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368277472&sr=1-1
Concerned about the negative reviews of this product but most seem to be around the streaming video functionality, which I would not use.
Cambridge Audio Azur 351R AV receiver - http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/azur-351r-av-receiver
Highest quality option but it's 12.9" deep which is pushing my luck. I've got 3/4 inch behind the cabinet of space so thinking this *might* work if I had right angle/90 degree cables.
Appreciate any and all advice on these products, as well as any I may have missed.