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.
Monitor Audio Gold 100 Piano Black, Monitor Audio CP-IW460X, Monitor Audio CP-CT380IDC, SVS-SB2000 X 2, Samsung UN55F9000 4K LED, Oppo BDP-93, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Marantz NR1504 - Living Room Zone 1
Speakers and TV TBD- Zone 2 Outdoor
KEF XQ20, KEF XQ50C Center, KEF Ci200QR, NAD M15Hd2, NAD M25, Sony Playstation 3, Samsung DLP TV - (future projector) - Dedicated Theater in Process