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post #1 of 3 Old 11-14-2007, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm confused on what to get, and after many hours of research on the forums I don't feel any closer to an answer. Here is my current setup:

Hitachi PJ-TX100 Ultravision (720p projector)
Toshiba HD-A3
Oppo DV-971H
Denon AVR-1705
xBox 360

First, I just bought two Infinity Beta 50s and an Infinity C360 to replace my front speakers. I was worried that my 1705 wouldn't be enough to really drive these. Secondly, since I just recently got the HD-DVD player I want it's sound to be all it can be, so this is another reason I am considering a receiver upgrade.

As I understand it here are some of the big issues (the ones I care about at least) with the AVRs I am looking at:

Harman Kardon AVR-247 - No LFE 10dB boost, and upconverts some signals to 720p poorly (will this effect me?)

Onkyo 605 - lesser SQ compared to the HK, and what else?

Yamaha RX-V661 - doesn't process/upconvert signals (is this a bad thing, or why would I care?) lesser SQ compared to HK


I am not sure which direction to go, or which of these would be best for me. They all fall within my budget of $300-500 and seem to be good options. Considering my hardware I am just trying to find the one that will work with my display and speakers best.
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You could get the avr you feel has best features you want for the price for sound, & get a video switcher & converter to handle video to projector.
As for what avr will convert all video sources correctly, I think it's unfortunately still a crap shoot. May work fine for you, or not.
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I would be worried about the reliability of the HK. I took 2 of them back within a week for problems. Loved the SQ of the unit though when it did work. Its the most gourgoues reciever as well in my opinion.
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