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I've got a 5.1 sound setup with Polk Audio speakers which I think are the CS2 or 3 series center, L/R and some white Polk Audio side surrounds.

I will be installing some rear speakers for 7.1 which I guess should probably be Polk Audio too.

I would like a receiver with two HDMI outs to switch between my 50" LCD and a new 3D projector I'm planning on getting.

I'm shooting for somewhere around $500 range, but could stretch it if I had to.

Any thoughts?
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Onkyo has several receivers with dual HDMI outs such as the NR616
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343769471&sr=8-1&keywords=ONkyo+NR616

If you don't mind going refurb there is a Marantz 6003 with dual HDMI outputs. It only has 3 HDMI inputs but maybe that is enough for your needs?
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MARSR6003/Marantz-Sr6003-100w-X-7ch-Home-Theater-Surround-Receiver/1.html

Most receivers with dual HDMI go for more than $500 so you may need to up your budget.

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I might be wrong, but I don't think there many, if any, receivers with 2 HDMI outs for $500. Probably switchable, but not dual output at the same time at that.

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Maybe I can just get a splitter device or something for the output, so it doesn't matter about the 2 HDMI out?
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Looks like I have a CSi3 Center rated at about 180w, two RTi4's rated at about 250w and two OWM3's rated at about 100w.

Not sure what rating receiver power I need for this setup or what speakers I should get for the rear on 7.1.
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Looks like I have a CSi3 Center rated at about 180w, two RTi4's rated at about 250w and two OWM3's rated at about 100w.
Not sure what rating receiver power I need for this setup or what speakers I should get for the rear on 7.1.

The recommended power amplifier for the Rti4 is 20 - 125 watts. How do you figure they're rated at 250W? A 20 watt amp is plenty in most cases. A good entry level to mid level receiver will give you 60 - 100W per channel which will be more than enough power for the Polks you have, which all have a sensitivity of 89db. It doesn't take much power at all to drive them at very loud levels.


Pick a budget and then select a receiver based on the features you want, not the watts.

If you liked the price and features of the 1912, then get the 2112 which is one step up and cost the same.
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR2112CI-Integrated-Surround-Receiver/dp/B004Z0S7OM/ref=sr_1_23?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344050568&sr=1-23&keywords=marantz+receiver

That's all the receiver you'll need and with the Audyssey MultEQ XT room calibration you'll be very happy with the way your system sounds!

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There is nothing wrong with getting another pair of OWM3's for your 7.1 surrounds. The price is definitely right.
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-On-Wall-Speaker-Black/dp/B0018QNYVM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344051198&sr=8-2&keywords=polk+owm3

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I'm thinking I want to save some space and get the Marantz NR1603

http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=avreceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=NR1603

That should power my speaker setup right? It's a smallish room and I don't need it to blow the roof off or anything.
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I got the Marantz NR1603 and it is pretty awesome.

Fits nicely in my small component rack and makes a lot less heat.

Sounds WAY better than the old Pioneer I had in there before, and it auto-detected that I had two of my speakers wired out of phase this whole time, lol!

Thanks for your help people!
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from a newb also doing some receiver shopping:


That Marantz NR1603 doesn't have audessy XT32 right?

Looking up the higher end models, some of them say XT, but that's still not XT32... is that correct? so none of the marantz line has XT32?

My TV! and I love it! the Vizio M3D550KD 


And yes the 3D rocks using passive glasses.

apparently a newer version of it is out though, still looks like a good value.

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Correct, only the higher level models have XT32 .. the new AV8801 (MSRP $3500) will likely have it. The 1603 uses MultEQ, while the 5007, 6007, 7007, and 7701 use MultEQ XT.
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I ended up getting the Onkyo 818

seems great so far! a couple of quirks here or there, things to figure out, like when i turn it on and tell it to use the BD input it bounces to the TV input and I have to tell it go back to BD ( which is what my PS3 is attached to). I'm thinking its a CEC thing, with its communication to the TV as the TV boots up but haven't spent the time to consider it much.

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apparently a newer version of it is out though, still looks like a good value.

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Yup ... . it's an HDMI-CEC thing for sure .... disable it on the TV and no more switching to the TV input on the AVR.

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