Originally Posted by tfraley
Good day guys,
I was wondering if you guys could suggest a new Receiver.
I just recently picked up a 65" Samsung 8000 Tv and figured it may be time to replace my receiver.
I plan to use the Samsung to do the HDMI switching so don't need many.
My current receiver is Harmon Karden AVR 146. I would like to keep in under $300 but I do want something that I will notice a difference, otherwise, it's not worth the upgrade, I would also like it to support CEC.
This is geared more towards movies and tv shows than music.
I have to look when I get home but it's been a while, Speakers are Polkaudio Bookshelf speakers, center and base box for 5.1
any suggestion would be greatly appreciated
Depending on the size of the room, I have had great success in small to medium sized rooms with the Marantz slimline receivers. They are small, compact, inexpensive and sound fantastic for what they are. I have picked them up used for under $250 in like-new condition on Audiogon and other sites and can't believe what you get for he money with them. For watching TV and movies they are solid.
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