In the past couple months I've finally updated from a 27" SDTV and DVD player to a 50" Plasma TV (Panasonic TC-P50ST50) and blu-ray player (Panasonic DMP-BDT220). Now I'd like to update my AV receiver to something with actual HDMI ports. It's been a number of years since I've bought a receiver, and I'm overwhelmed with the amount of information on these forums.
My current speakers are a set of JBL SCS135 that I bought with the old Sony receiver. The sub in the JBL set did die last year, and I replaced it with a Velodyne VX-11. I'm looking for a receiver with good sound quality though, so as I have the budget I can up upgrade the speakers to something with better sound. Also, I'd like a receiver that produces good sound for both movies and music.
I currently have the blu-ray player and an Xbox 360 hooked up the the Sony receiver. I also have an NES and an original Playstation in storage that I'd like to hook up after our impending move.
Right now I'm considering the Denon AVR-1912, AVR-1913, and AVR-1713. Is there a receiver I'm not considering that I should be? My budget is in the sub-$350 range, and all 3 I've listed are in that budget on accessories4less.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.