I've been looking around for a good 5.1 channel receiver. I've been looking at the Denon AVR-1613 which costs $270 (Until the 25th of this month). My budget is anything $300 or under. Please don't recommend me anything over than that, as whenever that happens, I start spending a TON of money on a first time deal, and start to regret it. I have absolutely no problem in buying used, as long as it's not scratched up, and still works perfectly. I prefer a warmer, lusher sound with a forward mid range, as I mostly listen to rock and alternative rock, but also play games and watch movies all the time. The speakers I will be using this with are undecided, and I'll look into them after the receiver, but until then I'll be running some CHEAP Panasonic surround speakers that came with a system for only $160, but I now realize that they sound horrible. The only thing about the Denon, is that it's highs are supposed to be rolled off. The overall U.I. doesn't matter to me, as I have too much time on my hands most of the time.
Thanks in advance for all the help,