So I have a Panasonic S60 and a pair of Pioneer BS22 in my bedroom. I'm not looking to shake the ground or anything, but pretty much the best value for a small setup. This is strictly a 2.0 system and there really isn't much room for a sub woofer, but perhaps a possible future addition. I'm looking for ~4 HMDI ports or more. This setup is used mostly for movies and games with occasional music listening. I'm willing to get something refurbed from accessories4less. Honeslty anything will be better than the small 20 watt amp I'm using to temporarily power these speakers. With a budget of ~$200, what's the best sound quality I can get? I've mostly looked at Denon and Onkyo.
If you want a better one, there are a couple of Onkyo units for under $200.
Sound quality will have more to do with your speakers than the receiver. Basic 2.0 setup, the $200 Denon's and Onkyo's you found will work fine.
Where are you located? Sometime Fry's will put Denon e300 on sale for $199.
I'm in NC, which used to have a Fry's a couple years ago but closed down. Looking at accessories4less, these are the one's I'm interested in:
I've ordered them based on reviews. I'll probably be sticking to a 2.0 setup for 3-4 years. Until I move I can't really expand to a larger setup. So in this price range is best to go with the cheapest option? What benefits would I really see out of the other options? I could invest in the Denon for potential future upgrades, but in 3-4 years won't I be investing in a new AVR all together? Opinions?
Worth checking out IMHO. It met and actually exceeded my needs for my upstairs living room.
This Pioneer is also a very good deal and has 6 HDMI inputs! Don't wait because these deals never last long.
Amazon has it for the same price.