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post #1 of 4 Old 12-10-2012, 01:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,
I currently have a Infinity Entra Point Five HTS speaker package paired with an Onkyo TX SR600. Well the Receiver is starting to fade in and out during video playback and its time to replace it. I currently have alot of Best Buy gift cards, so it will have to be purchased from there. I would like to remain around 400 dollars or so, as the speakers I have are pretty old, and I will be upgrading my entire system once we are back on our feet in 3-5 years. My issue is that I really have no knowledge regarding Home Theatre Receivers. I have read through alot of the posts here which arent device specific threads, and still I feel completely uneducated in making my decision. I would normally ask the sales associates at the store I shop at which is ABT, but Best Buy around me only employs High School kids and it just doesnt seem like they know anything other than Wattage. So I have narrowed a few down, and would love if someone here could either educated me on which is better and why, or which they would prefer. I would love to hear your opinions, but I would also love to learn a bit more on what I should be looking for. Thanks in advance and here is what I have been looking at. Thanks again, I know you are the ones to turn to for help.

Marantz NR1403 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Marantz+-+Slimline+250W+5.1-Ch.+3D+Pass+Through+A/V+Home+Theater+Receiver/4838154.p?id=1218540191966&skuId=4838154&st=receiver&cp=3&lp=6

Yamaha RX-V473 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Yamaha+-+575W+5.1-Ch.+A/V+Home+Theater+Receiver/4566104.p?id=1218487065632&skuId=4566104&st=receiver&cp=1&lp=7

Harmon Kardon AVR 1700 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Harman+Kardon+-+AVR+1700+500W+5.1-Ch.+A/V+Home+Theater+Receiver/6087397.p?id=1218731589959&skuId=6087397&st=receiver&cp=1&lp=6

Pioneer VSX-42 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pioneer+Elite+-+Elite+560W+7.1-Ch.+3D+Pass-Through+A/V+Home+Theater+Receiver/4989046.p?id=1218591008130&skuId=4989046&st=receiver&cp=2&lp=1

Denon AVR 1613 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+600W+5.1-Ch.+3D+Pass+Through+A/V+Home+Theater+Receiver/4791729.p?id=1218529593955&skuId=4791729&st=receiver&cp=1&lp=10



All your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Peter
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Any help would be greatly appreciated. If not, you guys have a great holiday. I know these threads are annoying as we always get them on my car forums. I did read for 2-3 weeks, but still feel uneducated and in need of help. Pete
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Based on your choices I would narrow it to the Pioneer and Denon. Those two offer a bit more future proofing considering how much you want to spend and where to purchase. Having room correction software built-in is a plus just in case you decided to add a subwoofer in the future and have better calibration for your future speakers. Hope this helps.
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. I have narrowed it down to 3 after massive reading lol. It is either the Denon AVR 1613, Yamaha V473 and the Marantz NR1403. I am actually leaning towards the Marantz unit. It is sleek, I dont need airplay or internet connectivity, and from what I have read on these forums, the 50watts isnt that big of a difference from 80 watts, only about 4db of sound. Hope I am correct in this. Let me know your views on my choices. Thanks to everyone who is looking and replying.
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