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Another Budget Receiver Thread (Optical)

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I've been to this forum many times over the past few years, but haven't had much reason to make an account until now.

I'm currently looking into getting some speakers and a receiver for the home theater setup. I run a HTPC that has your standard integrated audio that's mediocre at best. I might get a sound card, but the motherboard does have an optical port, which I figured would do the job well enough until the receiver had its way with it. I'm also looking at a polk audio 5.1 set.

I'm looking for a receiver that won't kill my wallet, maybe $200 at most? Probably asking a lot, but I figured I'd give it a shot. I don't really run anything else in my home theater.. Currently, no video game consoles or anything. Just the HTPC.

Any recommendations? Ideas? There might even be a better solution since all I'm using is one video and audio connection. We're not even signed up for cable.

Oh, and thanks in advance.
post #2 of 7
^^^

well, it's saturday... which means it's yard sale day (at least around here)...

you probably can find yourself something that will do what you need real cheap at one of those...

also check your local craigslist...
post #3 of 7
A refurbished Denon 589 doesn't pass 3D but it is under your budget. Check out the Onkyo and Marantz refurbished AVRs from Accessories4Less. The least expensive one I'd consider there is the Onkyo 509. The Denon 589 has Audyssey Mult EQ room correction. Something you don't think you'll need until you actually use it.
post #4 of 7
If you have a BB near you.
check out these options that are near me - just change to your store to find what it has. Here is a Sony 700W 7.1-Ch. A/V Home Theater Receiver
Model: STRDH810 AND a Yamaha 500W 5.1-Ch. 3D Pass Through* A/V Home Theater Receiver Model: RX-V367BL
Both under your price.

http://stores.bestbuy.com/1164/clear...ater-receiver/

http://stores.bestbuy.com/1164/clear...ater-receiver/
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Awesome! Thanks for the response guys. I'm going to look more into this tonight and tomorrow (when I finally find some more time).

I'll read up on that Denon and definitely check out Best Buy's Clearance. Great idea.
post #6 of 7
From Techbargains:
Newegg has the Yamaha RX-V371 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready AV Receiver + $50 Newegg Gift Card for a low $229.99 Free Shipping (see price in cart). Tax in CA, NJ, TN. [Compare Prices]

$50 Newegg Gift Card automatically added to cart.

Features HDMI w/ 3D and Audio Return (4 in/1 out), Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and different modes for watching movies and listening to MP3s.


Provided you use that gift card, that's only $180 shipped.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dmikester1 View Post

From Techbargains:
Newegg has the Yamaha RX-V371 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready AV Receiver + $50 Newegg Gift Card for a low $229.99 Free Shipping (see price in cart). Tax in CA, NJ, TN. [Compare Prices]

$50 Newegg Gift Card automatically added to cart.

Features HDMI w/ 3D and Audio Return (4 in/1 out), Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and different modes for watching movies and listening to MP3s.


Provided you use that gift card, that's only $180 shipped.

Oh wow. This is an awesome deal and pretty well future proofed (Also, my current tv is 3D, so HDMI w/ 3D is pretty cool). I think I'm gonna have to pull the trigger.

Thanks!
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