I need to upgrade my receiver, an old Pioneer Elite VSX-41. I have Klipsch RF16 towers, and RC3 center, (I think) a 10' Sub and rears from Klipsch as well. All bought near 8 years ago. The Pioneer just wasn't enough to power everything, IMO. The center won't come through well, and I've done all the adjustments I can through the years. I'm told the receiver isn't enough to power the towers and then the center sufficiently.
Anyway, I'm in the market for a new receiver. Best Buy just listed (in store) an SC-65 for $999. They have the SC-61 $100 more! I know I can price match and get the SC-61 for $800 or so. My budget is $1k or a little more, not much. After looking at the specs, is the SC-65 really worth the extra cash? I know it's normally $500 more. If I get the SC-61, I'm thinking I can invest in a new universal remote or something else. I'll do the SC65 if really a steal though.
I'm a family man that enjoys movies, do like music a ton as well. Use our system for pretty much that. Don't have a blue ray player yet, our Sony WEGA is still going strong after 8 years or so, but doesn't support 1080P. TV will be later this year. (way later.)
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.