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Best AVR Receiver or Use with PS3 and Panasonic 54" G10

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Hi all,

I am in the process of putting together my first home theatre set-up and am totally out of my element. I own a PS3 and have already ordered the Panasonic 54" G10. I am planning on getting JBL 5.1 speaker set-up (2-L830, 2-L820, 1-LC1, 1-E250P) and the most confusing part of the whole thing to me is the AVR receiver. I have already purchased 2 HDTV's in the past and have done a ton of research on that so I'm confident in that purchase, the rest i'm looking for help. I was looking at the Harmon Kardon HK354 and the Denon 989 based on the research i could understand.

I was hoping not to spend more than $1,200 or so and just want to be sure that the PS3 and TV both work well with whatever i get.

I am also having a mulit-room controller put in from Russound, the CA4, not sure if that affects anything.

Thanks for your help
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If you don't need many HDMI inputs, and you don't need 7.1, that opens up the field a lot.

Look at discounted RX-V1800/RX-V3800 if you can find them, and are willing to pay a bit more than you have to for a better power section. In fact, I am not supposed to mention price, but I found a 3800 cheaper than an 1800 on a popular shopping site.

I own the 3900 and like it a lot, which is why I make this suggestion. There are many great receivers out there though.
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Look at discounted RX-V1800's if you can find them, and are willing to pay a bit more than you have to for a better power section.

I hate to keep popping up with numbers, but 103W over 5 channels isn't super-great. The Pioneer Elite SC-05/07 or the higher-end Onkyos easily overpower that...

edit -- if you can spend $1200 I'd at least spend the $700 to get the SC-05 on clearance.
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hi all,

i am in the process of putting together my first home theatre set-up and am totally out of my element. I own a ps3 and have already ordered the panasonic 54" g10. I am planning on getting jbl 5.1 speaker set-up (2-l830, 2-l820, 1-lc1, 1-e250p) and the most confusing part of the whole thing to me is the avr receiver. I have already purchased 2 hdtv's in the past and have done a ton of research on that so i'm confident in that purchase, the rest i'm looking for help. I was looking at the harmon kardon hk354 and the denon 989 based on the research i could understand.

I was hoping not to spend more than $1,200 or so and just want to be sure that the ps3 and tv both work well with whatever i get.

I am also having a mulit-room controller put in from russound, the ca4, not sure if that affects anything.

Thanks for your help


i went with the onkyo 607 paired eith the energy take 5 and the energy s10 sub. My ps3 never sounded better
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I don't think you could go wrong with either the Onkyo 607 or the Pioneer 1019. Both are a good midrange price and both have excellent sound quality according to various reviews!
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I hate to keep popping up with numbers, but 103W over 5 channels isn't super-great. The Pioneer Elite SC-05/07 or the higher-end Onkyos easily overpower that...

edit -- if you can spend $1200 I'd at least spend the $700 to get the SC-05 on clearance.

Meh. It's enough, IMO.

I don't disagree that some receivers do better with all channels driven though.
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