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So I'm having a hard time deciding between these two 7.2 channel receivers.

Sony STR-DN840 (new $450.00)
Denon 2313 CI (refurbished $480.00)

My biggest question is between the watts.

Sony claims to have 150W @ 8ohm.
Denon claims 105 watts @ 8 ohms.

I can't find anywhere on Sony's description that says whether or not that 150 is peak power or nominal.

What would you recommend? Should the differences posted wattage play a factor in my decision?
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No way that could be 150W RMS because receiver only has a 240W power supply.

The Crutchfield page on the Sony has 95W channel.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ULTrHann5sm/p_158STDN840/Sony-STR-DN840.html


The differences wattage should not play a decision. More important is the feature set.

I'd get the Denon because it had Audyssey MultEQ XT room calibration, dual HDMI outputs, analog to HDMI video conversion and more flexibility than the Sony.

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I'd go Sony. Incredible sound, great features. Audessey can actually make the sound worse sometimes and doesn't always mean better sound. I returned Denon after an A/B with Sony. Both nice receivers, though.

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If you're looking at Sony, Costco has last years DN1030 for $399. I was in there last week.

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