I'm coming from an All-In-One Sony BDV-E3100 system, which I sold a couple of weeks ago.
I have purchased a set of Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers at a bargain price, I was looking at the SFX and wasn't very keen on the looks/design of it. The TFX looks much better and apparently has a more powerful centre speaker.
I'm stuck between these two AVs the Yamaha RX-V475 and Denon AVR-X2000, some people have described the Yamaha as more 'brighter' and that Yamaha have focused on whats most important which is sound quality. Also, similarly some have said that Denon have stuck to there roots in terms of music and that with music the Denon would be perfect but not as good as the Yamaha would be for movies.
For me, 70% movies, 30% music. I watch all kinds of movies, I come from an Indian/Asian background and we watch Bollywood movies occasionally, there are various songs during these movies so it's not always quite up and down sound. I listen to a lot of R&B, Hip Hop, Rap and also Bhangra. But, majority of the time it's movies, through a BluRay player.
I hope I've said enough to help you guys advise me,
Last night, I took a good look at the Richer Sounds website and put together some AVs/Speakers with the prices I can get them at from RS.
1. Yamaha RX-V375 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £280
2. Yamaha RX-V475 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £308
3. Sony STR-DN840 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £350
4. Yamaha RX-V375 AV + Wharfedale DX1 HCP Speakers = £315
5. Yamaha RX-V375 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £350
6. Denon AVR-X2000 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £343
None of them really go above my £350 budget, but a few of them have the RX-V375 which will only output 70W per channel in comparison to the RX-V475's 85W. I'm not a huge fan of Wharfedale most of there Speakers are 4 ohms, the Tannoy HTS 101 are probably better suited to most AVs.
I'm not going to rush into it, I'm going on Holiday next week Wednesday and when I'm back I'll purchase for now just thinking what will my money be best spent on as I don't plan on changing much in the next 2 years if I go for the ones that near £340-£360 mark.
How about from those packages above? It's either getting the nice midrange Denon X2000 AV with slightly lower range Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers or settling for the Yamaha RX-V375 AV and going for slightly higher range Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers, what do you suggest is the better option?
Yamaha RX-V375 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £280
Yamaha RX-V375 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £350
Yamaha RX-V475 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £308
Yamaha RX-V475 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £370
Yamaha RX-V575 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £345
Yamaha RX-V575 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £420
Yamaha RX-V675 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £400
Yamaha RX-V675 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £420
Denon AVR-X2000 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £343
Denon AVR-X2000 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £406
Sony STR-DN1040 AV + Tannoy TFX 5.1 Speakers = £413
Sony STR-DN1040 AV + Tannoy HTS 101 Speakers = £490
Anyone tell me where I'm getting more for my money at the rates above?
Bear in mind that I'm getting these at a reduced price that's why it would be more expensive to go get Speakers elsewhere. I could get a discounted AVR and use the rest of the budget to go get Speakers elsewhere or vice-versa but I think it will still work out more expensive.