I've been very torn the past few weeks over making a decision on a new AVR for my first system, which is very, very budget oriented.
I'm trying to stay under $300.
Open box/refurb Denon 1611/1911's seem very appealing, but is, say, the 1612 or 1712 a better choice given they are newer? What would be the down-side of using last years model?
I know that i need ARC.
I really don't need more than 5.1
All of my components are HDMI
I'll be powering an l/c/r setup of PSB Image speakers, and adding a sub eventually, for a 3.1, maybe 5.1 in the distant future ...
I personally think that there are $50 devices that handle streaming/networking much better than AVR's and look decades better in the eye-candy department, so i can do without that.
Any words of wisdom on which '11 models would work?