I'm torn, and looking to buy a receiver in the next week. My absolute needs are receiver based streaming from Spotify and Pandora, smartphone remote capabilities, and also zone 2 capabilities for the speakers on the patio.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't pick these receivers based on price, and I thought it was a good idea to at least entertain the option of a higher end Denon refurb (3313ci) which I found for $740. Obviously the concern is it being a refurb (only 1 year warranty), versus a brand new E400 ($599 - 2 year) or the Onkyo NR626 (MSRP $599 - 2 year). Essentially my budget is $750, and really it's $600 but thought it might be worth considering that 3313 for only $150-200 more.
Certainly would appreciate your help, and I am certainly open to any other suggestions you might want to throw my way, in my budget.