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post #1 of 11 Old 01-22-2013, 03:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Lets say you had a budget from $300-400. low THD is priority (THX cert if possible), 7.1 preferred but 5.1 would suffice, 3D ready is a must, minimum of 4 HDMI in.

I'm happy with the 607 but would really like 3D capability. I don't want a downgrade in sound quality compared to my 607 just to get the 3D capability though.

the nr616 is tempting but the documented issues turn me off.

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At such price the nr616 is the only way to go unless you get older models from other brands. If you got issues just return it. Just check the return policy from where you get it.
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Sound quality is probably the same between the two receivers so if you need the extra features like 3D passthrough then go for it.

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the nr616 is tempting but the documented issues turn me off.

I have been thinking about the same receiver. I want something that will do two zones. There is not really anything that comes close feature wise in this price range. I read through the NR616 owners thread and at first it scared me but it actually seems the main problems peole were having iwere the HDMI issues. That has been fixed in October with a firmware update. If you take that out of the equation it seems to be about as reliable as most other AV recievers. Does anyone think my reasoning is sound?

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What are some comparable older models that will meet the needs of the OP? Thinking a year old model, will be higher end and probably more then 50% off. Suggestions for OP?

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that would be appreciated braden. im not digging the nr616

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What are some comparable older models that will meet the needs of the OP? Thinking a year old model, will be higher end and probably more then 50% off. Suggestions for OP?

Only problem I see with that is most of those models have been closed out and no more stock is to be found.

You could go the Acessories4less route and get a refurb however, but it's up to you how you feel about refurbs.
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What models would one suggest that are better then this years lower models?

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At that price range right now the only good options are onkyo 616 and pioneer 1122. You are scared of thoe 616 issues. But I dont think all onkyos comes with issues. I have a 515 and works flawlessly. Pioneer 1122 on amazon $359 is at excellent price and is another awesome receiver under its range.
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For $350 there's no guarantee you can find a higher end receiver on clearance. Better check the local Best Buy for open box items.

what location is CNY? Is that central NY?

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yea central new york

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