I have been shopping for a receiver and found two good deals. I know that different people may have their own opinion which could be different. Nonetheless, I would like to get some advice since I practically have no experience, I just started to read up on this for a little over a week. Here are the deals:
1. Open box Yamaha RX-V573 - All is included. the price is $295.
2. Open box Yamaha RX-V667 - No accessories included, no box, only receiver itself. Price is $110. (not sure if this a problem or not but the volume knob on this one seems a bit stiffer, turns smooth only stiffer)
I will be using this mainly using my setup for movies (90% of the time). I have or plan on buying these speakers: I will be setting up a 5.1 right now and in the future add on for a 7.1/7.2 setup.
Front - 2 Polk Monitor II 60
Center - Polk CS2
Surround - 2 Polk RC85i (plan on buying this week)
Sub - Polk PSW505 (plan on buying this week)
The 667 has a much better price, but with no remote, mic,... I don't mind paying the $295 for the 573, but I would like the "better" receiver if that can be quantified.
Thanks in advance for any help.