Hey guys, we're looking to replace our Denon AVR590 (has some HDMI issues with our HTPC that we cant seem to resolve) with a new receiver. Not looking to "upgrade" neccesarily, just purchase one that in the ballpark of $250-350 that will serve the same purpose.
The setup is 5.1 with polk bookshelves and a polk center channel, all in all about 400 worth of speakers, subwoofer is an eD A2-300. This system is in the upstairs living room and is mainly used for music listening during parties, grills, get togethers, or while cooking. Secondary use is movie or tv watching via an HTPC. The HTPC is based on the intel HD2000 graphics subsystem which transfers audio over HDMI to the receiver and then the receiver is connected to a panny P50v10 tv.
Tertiary use would be an occasional gaming system if we have kids over or someone else wants to use it.
We're looking at the Yamaha RX-V571BL, and the Pioneer-VSX921K.
Ive read that onkyo have been having issues as of late. I would like to avoid denon if possible.
Between these two receivers it loks like the Yamaha is more feature heavy, but the pioneer should have better sound? Also, ive read the UI on the pioneer is dismal vs the yamaha being actually quite good.
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