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My in laws have a Denon 3802 and as they get more new stuff with HDMI its becoming more of an issue.

We want to replace it for them and I'm assuming the less expensive stuff will equal it in audio quality.

What can I buy and how much do I have to spend to get similar audio quality but with the new video bells and whistles?

Seems like there is a lot of stuff in the $300 range that would be similar.

If it turns on, makes sound, sounds as good as what they have, and is easier to use than their setup now it'll be good.

They just have some simple JBL 2 ways with 4.5" mids and 1" tweeters.
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Originally Posted by Eric_Connelly View Post

.....and I'm assuming the less expensive stuff will equal it in audio quality.

Don't assume that!

I wouldn't guess they are the discerning audiophiles, but remember the 3802 was a nice $1K receiver back 10 years ago. You definitely get more features these days, but the focus has moved away from beefy internal audio components at the lower end of the price spectrum.

If you look for a Denon receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT, I think you'll probably get something they'll enjoy. There is a feature called Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume that is probably going to be rather satisfying to use/listen to. I know some places were closing out the AVR-1712 for under $250, that would probably be a great choice for the money.
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