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Old 03-19-2012, 08:55 PM - Thread Starter
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I need to get a receiver at about the $300 price point. I know this is pretty low budget, so I'd like to get the most receiver possible for the money. Right now I can get a YAMAHA RX-V571 from Newegg for $315. Seems like a decent 7.1 unit (normally $450), but I don't know if there's anything better out there for the same price.

- I need at least 3 HDMI, but 4+ is preferrable
- I'm only running 5.1 at the moment, but I like that this gives me the option to add a couple more down the road
- YPAO or Audyssey are a must, so this fits that bill as well

Any suggestions on other receivers or comments on the v571?

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:57 PM
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The 571 is a great avr for the money if you don't need networking.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:09 PM - Thread Starter
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Good point, I actually missed that it didn't have ethernet.

As I continue searching, I found the 667 on Amazon for $360. Also no networking, but is it worth the $45 extra? Is there another receiver with similar features but that also has ethernet in the same price range?
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With that price in mind you better look at used receiver. If you can live without 3D this is a best option. Search local Craigslist for three years old receiver with original price of $800. You should be able to get it for $300.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:17 PM - Thread Starter
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Hmm, I guess I'm a little leery of going used, though I hadn't really considered it. Would you have any particular suggestions? Thanks.
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Best deal is to call JR.com and get a Denon 1712 on closeout for 299 free shipping + tax....

you have to call them and ask if they can do it for that price and they will say yes...
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. I thought I'd come back with a couple more options that push the price point a bit. Would love to hear your opinions on pros/cons with these:

- Denon 1912 $399
- Onkyo TX-NR708 $389

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If refurbs don't bother you then you might want to check the prices at accessories4less
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