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I'm putting together some equipment and so far I have:

2x PSB Image T6
1x PSB Image C5
1x PSA XV15 (probably)

I'll be hooking up a 360, PS3, Apple TV and an HTPC as well as a 52" Samsung

I'm looking for a receiver and I'm not entirely sure where to start. I'd like to keep it <$1000, maybe closer to 500 if possible.

Thanks in advance!
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http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359455023&sr=8-3&keywords=onkyo is cheaper, or you could go with http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR809-Certified-7-2-Channel-Receiver/dp/B00505F01E/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359455050&sr=1-3&keywords=onkyo+nr818 if you ever plan on getting an external amplifier to help power those big towers. there are dozens of options in your price range though. there's some pretty nice high end denons on accessories4less but they are refurbished.. such as http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR3312CI/DENON-AVR-3312CI-7.2-Integrated-Network-A/V-Surround-Receiver-w/AirPlay/1.html
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http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359455023&sr=8-3&keywords=onkyo is cheaper, or you could go with http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR809-Certified-7-2-Channel-Receiver/dp/B00505F01E/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359455050&sr=1-3&keywords=onkyo+nr818 if you ever plan on getting an external amplifier to help power those big towers. there are dozens of options in your price range though. there's some pretty nice high end denons on accessories4less but they are refurbished.. such as http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR3312CI/DENON-AVR-3312CI-7.2-Integrated-Network-A/V-Surround-Receiver-w/AirPlay/1.html

Thanks a lot. The couple you listed seem to be older models. Any reason not to go with the newer ones other than price? What should I be looking for in terms of wattage per channel for my speakers. Do I need to worry about impedance as well?
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Thanks a lot. The couple you listed seem to be older models. Any reason not to go with the newer ones other than price? What should I be looking for in terms of wattage per channel for my speakers. Do I need to worry about impedance as well?

In the past 2-3 years the new receivers have released nothing new. Except maybe streaming services/network connection and other in my opinion pointless features that you can just use hooking up a laptop or w/e to it. You have a htpc so you won't need any features of an amp except for decoding and amplification and switching. Any amp in the made in the past 5 years works fine for that. The newer models are a couple hundred more for no new features.
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Right now I think I'm leaning towards the Onkyo 717 or a refurb Denon 3313
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In the past 2-3 years the new receivers have released nothing new. Except maybe streaming services/network connection and other in my opinion pointless features that you can just use hooking up a laptop or w/e to it. You have a htpc so you won't need any features of an amp except for decoding and amplification and switching. Any amp in the made in the past 5 years works fine for that. The newer models are a couple hundred more for no new features.

I do like the network connections simply because I can control them with my phone though. That's kind of a big selling point for me
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I do like the network connections simply because I can control them with my phone though. That's kind of a big selling point for me

Both ones I linked have networking, even though they're the older models.
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