Originally Posted by Ol' Dirty Ewok
I'm on the fence at the moment. While coming from Canada, pricing here in no way shape or form matches pricing in the states for a lot of models.
Moreover, some manufacturers actually use Different naming schemes for certain models that are pretty much the same, to avoid addressing the pricing dilemma.
Anyhow. I'm also in the market for a 2 HDMI output receiver that won't break the bank.
For now it's a tossup between the Yamaha VX-A1000 or the Pioneer VSX-33. Specs are similar, but pricing can vary quite a bit.
Has anyone had any experience with either, or even better both? Any preference? What about sound quality? Power output isn't much of an issue for me.
Also would it be possible for someone to post black Friday deals concerning these 2 units. Preferably online, as I will need to drive down to pick it up at the border.
I've looked thru some flyers, but most of them are just big box stores with none of those models in their lineup. Perhaps some of you would know of some smaller specialty stores who also participate in the black friday bonanza.
I'm from Montreal too. Ever heard of freeport forwarding? they are located in Champlain near the border. Go on their web site fill up the free form and they will give you a US address that you can use for delivery (3-5$ per box depending on the size). If you shop well (google shopping) , you will find the VSX-33 at 619$ (here
). They have free shipping in the US, so calculate 619$+cdn taxes+5$+gaz and you will get a shiny receiver for half the price.
This will also let you buy stuff from monoprice,amazon.com and more!
Just fill up the free form, and read how it works.