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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi all -

My Yamaha 465 blew and I am looking for a replacement.

Current Setup (20x20 room)
Panasonic Viera 42in 1080
XBOX 360 (HDMI)
Directv Cable Box
Energy Take 2 w/ Polk Sub

Simple setup, just want everything set up through HDMI.

Local Bestbuys (open box) show a couple options, would love to know people's thoughts, trying to keep price down. No 3D right now, but wouldn't mind the flex in the future.

Pioneer - 700W 5.1-Ch. 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver
Model: VSX-522-K

$151.99 (FL)

Denon - 600W 5.1-Ch. 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black
Model: AVR1612

$84.99 (LAN)

Denon - 550W 5.1-Ch. 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver
Model: AVR1513

$168.99 (LAN)

Harman Kardon - AVR 1700 500W 5.1-Ch. A/V Home Theater Receiver
Model: AVR 1700

$149.99 (GAT)

Denon - 600W 5.1-Ch. A/V Home Theater Receiver
Model: AVR591

$96.99 (CP)
post #2 of 5
Hi there, to me the fact that your old AVR blew is a concern. Do you know what happened specifically? And are the speakers okay? Because if one is damaged it might even damage any replacement AVR.

Having said that, you might want to make a list of the things that are a priority for you in a new AVR. If it's simply a case of the old one blew because you cranked it to get desired volume levels, then perhaps none of the AVRs listed would satisfy your need for higher volume.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi runnin' -

Typical widespread HDMI issues with the model. Repair quoted me $200 for the fix. Never pushed volume close to even 50%, was no need.

Just looking for quality receiver that will last 2-3 years, won't lose any picture, good surround, etc. Easy set-up is a plus. Honestly all I need. Don't care about 3D (bonus though for future), iPods, streaming...thanks!
post #4 of 5
If you can get a Denon 1612 for $85 you should jump on it as long as they include all the accessories like microphone and remote.

Energy Takes are kinda small for a 20 x 20 room in my opinion.
post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

If you can get a Denon 1612 for $85 you should jump on it as long as they include the accessories.
Energy Takes are kinda small for a 20 x 20 room in my opinion.

Thanks! I actually think it is smaller when I think about it. wink.gif Room sounded good with the previous setup.
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