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I've decided to replace my 11 year old Denon 3803 receiver with a new or used AVR that has HDMI connections. My price range is between $300 to $400. The theater room is small and the Mirage OmniPolar Sat speakers(5 of them) don't require a lot of power so that should help on the price side. I would like Audyssey room setup and any other nice feature that anyone would recommend. Thanks in advance for any ideas. I tried searching on this question and wasn't able to find any similar posts, although I'm sure they are buried in here somewhere.

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I've decided to replace my 11 year old Denon 3803 receiver with a new or used AVR that has HDMI connections.

HDMI is standard on all mainstream AVRs.
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My price range is between $300 to $400. The theater room is small and the Mirage OmniPolar Sat speakers(5 of them) don't require a lot of power so that should help on the price side. I would like Audyssey room setup and any other nice feature that anyone would recommend. Thanks in advance for any ideas. I tried searching on this question and wasn't able to find any similar posts, although I'm sure they are buried in here somewhere.

Check acessories4less.com and ecost.com and see what refurbed Onkyo or Denon fits into your cost constraints.

Give preference to models with the Audyssey Multieq (good) or Audyssey Multieq XT (better).
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Owners of the 3800 have posted going to a lower Denon MultEQ model and have been impressed. Consider the 1613 or 1713 on clearance or the newer E300 or X1000.

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Call Frys and get an E400 for $317 shipped, if the feature set works for you.
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Call Fry's website or store? I called website they quoted $600. Thanks for your tip and advice.
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Call Fry's website or store? I called website they quoted $600. Thanks for your tip and advice.

Website, perhaps the sale ended. It was in the weekly ad and free shipping via online. I think the web store was price matching the store ad.


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