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I have been using an all-in-one Pioneer unit that I purchased in 1985 to run sound from my TV through a pair of external speakers. I recently purchased a Samsung LCD that only has HDMI and component in, NO audio out, and there is a delay between the analog audio from my satellite box and the built in speakers on the TV. The external speakers are fine Klipschs (Okay, from the mid-90’s, but still working fine).

 

The room is not large, I am not looking for surround sound, it is just a spot for me to smoke a cigar and watch a movie. I figure it is time to upgrade the AV receiver, but I am a cheap SOB. Please correct me if I am wrong or offer advice.

 

1. If I pick up something with multiple HDMI inputs, and one out to the TV, I am assuming the sound from the external speakers will be a closer match. I have a new Blu-ray player and Directv that both utilize HDMI.

 

2. I am looking at Yamaha RX-V367 and HTR 3063. It looks like these are basically the same unit.

 

3. Is there a better option for under $200 that I should consider?

 

Thank you for your time and help!

 

-Mike

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You might prefer one of the newer Yamaha receivers with room calibration and a microphone like the RX-V375.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/YAMRXV375BL/YAMAHA-RX-V375-5.1-Channel-AV-Receiver/1.html

Or an Onkyo with networking too. That way you can stream internet radio, Pandora, etc.
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR414/Onkyo-TX-NR414-5.1-Home-Theater-3-D-Ready-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html

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Thank you. Either of those would work. I am assuming I would need to pick up a WiFi dongle to connect the Onkyo w/my home Wifi.

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probably but I'd recommend running an ethernet connection directly to the receiver if at all possible.

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Does either the YAMAHA RX-V375 or Onkyo TX-NR414 stand out as a better (longevity) receiver? It might be another 25 years before I upgrade again.

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Opps. Double tap...

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Thanks for the link above. It's like a rabbit hole that goes on, and on, and on...

 

Now I am looking at sub $150 receivers.

 

Do any of the following stand out as either above the others or avoid by all means?

 

DENON AVR-1513

Onkyo HT-RC330

Onkyo TX-SR313

ONKYO HT-RC440

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