Originally Posted by XxHoosierdaddy
I forgot to mention that it needs 3d!
I am buying a 3d tv next year. I will bump my budget to $650. Is it possible that a Yamaha can do the job for that much? I have had great experience with them, and I heard of many Onkyo horror stories.
Edit: How do you guys know what wattage amps REALLY are? Do you judge by the power supply?
You can look at power consumption in the manual. You can compare a receiver to past receivers that seem comparable that had bench tests.
Some people question the usefulness of all channels driven power ratings, such as Gene over at Audioholics. On the other hand, a $200 receiver with 100x7 rating is pretty much lying. So, I am not sure where that leaves us. Don't buy the cheapest receivers, I guess