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post #1 of 14 Old 11-23-2012, 08:00 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I Misplaced or inadvertently sold was going to use for the whole-house audio, and then use my Yamaha RX-V663, but I have that hooked up to my whole house audio right now (overkill, I paid $350 for it in 2007 for my first projector setup, but it had RCA to hdmi conversion which I needed at the time), but I don't feel like unhooking it all and would also like a receiver with hdmi 1.4 for 3D (just in case) and maybe network functions (iPhone app and Pandora is cool). Also want to keep the spend down, otherwise I'm tempted to buy more than I need.

So, after a few hours research, my choices are:
1. $150 refurb or $169 new YAMAHA RX-V371 3D 5.1-Channel AV Receiver http://*******/UxoQDl
2. $199 ONKYO TX-NR414 5.1-Channel 3-D Ready Network A/V Receiver http://*******/10GF0Oj - sounds like there's been a lot of issues with it though, but it has an iPhone app.
3. $150 Sony STRDH520 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004NHCGJO
4. $200 Pioneer 550-Watt 3D 5.1 Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay® Wireless Streaming (Model: VSX822) (HH Gregg with "freeship" code)
5. Other?

Thoughts, Recommendations or other suggestions?

Thanks!
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If networking and airplay are most important features then get the Pioneer.

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Thank you, Afrogt.

Ignoring network capability, what's the best option?
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I'm not a Sony fan at all and the Onkyo receivers seem to be problematic. so either the Yamaha or Pioneer.

Actually the Yamaha 371 doesn't have any room calibration software but the Pioneer does, so I'd get the Pioneer.

I would also seriously consider the Denon AVR 1612
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1612/DENON-AVR-1612-5.1-Channel-A/V-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html
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I'm not a Sony fan at all and the Onkyo receivers seem to be problematic. so either the Yamaha or Pioneer.
Actually the Yamaha 371 doesn't have any room calibration software but the Pioneer does, so I'd get the Pioneer.
I would also seriously consider the Denon AVR 1612
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1612/DENON-AVR-1612-5.1-Channel-A/V-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html

Would you also recommend the 1612 over, say, the Pioneer VSX-42? I'm in roughly the same budgetary situation as the OP. With tax, the Pioneer is $270, and the Denon is roughly $200 shipped...
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You can get the Yamaha 471 for $200 at Newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115314
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You can get the Yamaha 471 for $200 at Newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115314

Thank you Busbeepbeep. I should have added that I would like to have component->HDMI for Wii and such because I only have one 30' HDMI chord running through my walls/attic to an Epson 3020 projector. Does that kill my <$200 options?
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Yeah, I think so. The Pioneer 1022-K will do it. It's $250 at Newegg and Amazon.
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Yeah, I think so. The Pioneer 1022-K will do it. It's $250 at Newegg and Amazon.

I thought about the Pioneer VSX-1022-K, but reading the reviews at Newegg, it's sounds like a disproportionally large amount of folks had trouble with the HDMI switching and video quality, so I am a little concerned to pull the trigger on that.

If I upped the budget to $250, is there something else network-ready that you might recommend?
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If you need analog to HDMI video conversion for your Wii none of the receivers in your original post will give you that.

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If you need analog to HDMI video conversion for your Wii none of the receivers in your original post will give you that.

Good point, only the Pioneer 1022-K will do that. I suppose I could buy some component to HDMI conversion or even Monoprice's Wii->HDMI for $30, but I'd rather invest that in the receiver. I wish I had gotten in on the Yamaha RX-V671 deal for $300, that probably would have been worth the stretch.
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I just pulled the trigger on the Pioneer for $180. I hope it's a decent unit and will not cause problems like I've read here.
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Very nice find...

I was about to buy the Denon mentioned above when I saw this thread.

OP did you get the system yet? Any issues to worry about?

I see from the linked website the price just went up to 199.99 FREE S/H. Just $10 more than the Denon.

Is this Pioneer being a 2012 with network features a better option than the 1612?
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I ended up ordering the Pioneer since it was network capable, but I might return it and buy the Onkyo TX-NR515 for $220 as it seems you can get according to this Onky refurb deal thread.
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