I am currently running a 5.1 system with a Yamaha HTR-5660 with Polk Audio RTi8 for my front, RTi6 for my back, a CSi3 for my center, and a BIC America Venturi 1220 sub.
I love the way my unit sounds, but I have been wanting to get a newer receiver than can handle the new audio codecs from Blu-Ray players. I initially looked at Yamaha receivers, but to me it seems like a Pioneer Elite or Integra receiver would yield best bang for the buck as well as performance.
I am specifically looking at the Pioneer Elite VSX-60 and either the Integra DTR-20.3 or 20.4 units. I was debating the Sherwood Newcastle R-972 but it seems to be buggy (or that is what I am reading of forum posts). I also have been looking at the Onkyo TX-NR616
I am not familiar with the functionality of the Pioneer or Integra systems, but the feature lists seem to be good.
Can any of you recommend a solid receiver for my setup? I will be watching mostly TV and movies, but I plan to listen to more music since these units are network ready and I will be able to stream tunes from my laptop.
Thanks for any information, tips and advice in advance!