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Besides Denon which receivers have an on screen volume change overlay?

I bought a Pioneer vsx-1021-k, while it has a Gui, it does not show a volume change on my Vizio tv.
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Yamaha does, at least from the RX-V671 on up.

The RX-A700, A800 and 867 have it but apparently cannot turn it off which annoys some people. But it looks like you want that feature so that is a positive and may be able to find one at a discounted price. The newer A710, A810 and 871 will allow you to turn the volume overlay on/off.

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In addition to the Yamaha models afrogt mentions, I know the Onkyo 709 has volume overlay. Not sure which Onkyo models below the 709 also have it. Harman/Kardon receivers also have it on their 26xx models and up.
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Some TVs (eg. Samsung) provide this feature even when not offered on the AVR (which can be confusing on AVRs that do offer it as "2" volume bars show up!).

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Thanks, now to figure out which make and model to get.
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Well, that depends on your budget and needs Now begins the fun...
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Why skip over Denon? The 2112CI is just above your budget (when "calling" Electronics Expo or AV Science) and would serve you well.

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I am not skipping Denon, because I know that some models have it with screenshots in the manuals.

My budget is $400 +/-, hard to find I know, but deals are still going on.

Equipment:

Directv hr24
Computer, I will use digital coax or maybe hdmi for video
Vizio 26" tv

Tape deck and VCR can be stored and left disconnected

One for all URC9910 with RF base and JP1 cable for programming


Room:
Bedroom about 10' x 11'
cubicle type office desks in a "L" shaped layout

My speakers are a KLH 5.1 set, they are 100w each IIRC, powered sub, the receiver I am replacing is a Kenwood v8070.

I only need to have sound in half the room, I am in a power wheel chair and have a setup in a corner with the desks/tables. The computer and monitor are on the corner desk.

My hearing is affected and getting worse, clear sound is important and the surround sound helps.


The must haves:
On screen volume changes
Volume EQ or settings to level out loud ads
7.1 if/when needed


Nice to haves:
network for firmware updates or maybe PC app for receiver setup
NO input knob near the power button if possible


NO need for:
Apple connections
Multi channel inputs
preouts

I will stay away from Onkyo due recent problems, connecting and disconnecting cables for repairs is not easy anymore.

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I agree with jdsmoothie, the 2112 is a bit over your budget, but has everything you want and is an excellent receiver overall. That'd be my first pick. Another option is the Yamaha A710 which is $599 at NewEgg, but you get a $200 gift card with it (usually on Saturdays after Noon). If your hearing is affected that you can't hear high-frequencies as well as low, Yamaha's Adaptive DRC may be better than Dynamic EQ as Audssey tends to be a bit bass heavy at low volumes which may not agree with your hearing. I would try both and see what you prefer.

I wouldn't go with Onkyo at $400 not because of reliability issues as the x09 series seems much better in this regard, but Onkyo only includes MultEQ XT on models 709 and up which are over $500 whereas Denon includes it as this price point.
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jdsmoothie do you agree with rnatalli, my hearing loss is mostly in the lows, I'm opposite of most people.

What's the best route with the Pioneer, return and pay whatever to newegg, or list it for sale, Ebay is too expensive and too many of the same item.
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Given the modest speaker setup, the 2112CI is overkill. Drop down to the 1712 instead (lowest 7.1 but no networking) and put the savings into accessories or better speakers. Also, Newegg just recently became a Denon authorized reseller, so I would see if you can swap the Pioneer for a Denon.

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jdsmoothie do you agree with rnatalli, my hearing loss is mostly in the lows, I'm opposite of most people.

In this case, I would actually favor Audyssey. However, you can boost the LFE channel on any receiver, Audyssey Dynamic EQ does it elegantly.
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