About 10 years ago I bought my first home theater receiver... A Pioneer Elite VSX-35tx... This has been an amazing receiver for me and currently have it set up at 5.1. However, I'm now considering upgrading receivers to catch up with the current technology and wanted some input. I am interested in getting a Yamaha RX-V575. The main question I have is will there be a considerable increase in the quality of surround sound over my old receiver? Also I would be setting up the new receiver in 7.1. Can any of you guys compare my old receiver and the one I'm considering to help me make a decision on this. Thanks everyone. Kirk
Look at the one of the receivers that are priced in the same range as your older receiver. The MSRP of the VSX-35 was $1100. You can get the SC-1222 from Newegg for $499 (MSRP $1200) or SC-1522 for $599 from Costco (MSRP- $1600).
If you want a Yamaha look at one of the Aventage models. RX-A820, RX-A830 or even a higher model).
The Pioneer SC-1222 isn't on sale today but it will be in the next week or two.
What is your max budget for a receiver?
If you think your AVR is defective, refer to the Owner's manual and reset the microprocessor a few times in a row.
I share a similar scenario and would like some input. I have a pioneer elite vsx-35tx and yes its 12 years old but that means nothing to me. It is truly an amazing reciever. THX, 7.1, multi-room, dts, optical outs .. a feature set that is still impressive. Still sounds great and I love everything about it, however it doesn't support HD or 3D and I am curious how important this is? Is there that noticeable of a difference between dts vs. HD or 3D formats? Is it really worth upgrading?
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