I have found a Denon AVR-1713 on sale for a good price (I don't think we are supposed to post pricing here). My old receiver is probably over 10 years old, and starting to act up a bit. My setup is a frankenstien matchup of random componants
I run all my HDMI inputs (shaw portal, xbox360, Aios media box) to the tv (60" Sharp Aquos), then an optical audio from the tv to my Receiver (Teac AG-D9100).
Matched with the receiver is a couple massive Pioneer CS-G404 fronts, Pioneer HTP300-CR Center+Surrounds (10+ years old), and a Velodyne VDR-12 (1 year old). And to my untrained ears, this setup sounds pretty good with the exception that I have to crank the center channel to hear dialogue.
The wife is spending most of the budget on furniture, so I won't be replaceing my speakers right away. But I was looking for input on the AVR-1713. The setup is typically used 40% TV programing/series, 40% movies, and 20% gaming.
If you have any input about this receiver, and if its a decent step up from my Teac relic, any comments would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.