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I'm looking for a budget 5.1 receiver and found that the best sellers around $150 were the Yamaha RX-V371BL or Onkyo TX-NR509. Which is better, or is there a better option elsewhere?

My friend will be using these to power Jamo S 426 HCS 3 speakers, which he bought based on recommendations here.

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It depends on which features he needs. Accessories4less has the Denon 391 and the Denon 1513 for less than $140.
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Interesting that you both joined the forum the same month back in 2004. smile.gif

Of the 4 units listed above, the 509 not only retails for amost 2x the other models, but also is the only model that includes an AUTO EQ (Audyssey 2EQ), so for the best audio quality the nod would go to the 509.
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The NR509 is also the only one of those receivers with networking/internet radio.

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Thanks for the replies. Looks like the Onkyo is the winner!
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like the Onkyo is the winner!

Are those receivers new or used?
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Thanks. How does the Onkyo 509 compare to the Yamaha RX-V373? I'm interested in the Yamaha.
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The NR509 has netwoking and the RX-V373 doesn't so I'd probably get the Onkyo.

The 371 and 373 are pretty much the same except the 373 has a setup mic and YPAO room correction.

I just bought a Denon 1613 and really enjoy the networking features, plus you can get firmware updates that way too which is very handy. Already did a firmware update to fix a Pandora login problem.

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I'm returning a 509 to amazon. I couldn't get the hdmi switching to work reliably, even after downloading the latest firmware. The Audyssey setup was cool, but the network features were awkward and I'd definitely be sticking with my roku for Pandora. I may try the denon 1613 instead.

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I need only a 5.1 surround receiver so which one would you recommend for under 300.dollars I have a blu ray player and a pioneer 60 inch kuro plasma tv [/B]
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