Originally Posted by darklordjames
That receipt is from early November. Good luck finding stock on that deeply discounted receiver two and a half months later.
Best Buy's discount schedule would put that at around $80-100 now that it's January, meaning any stock still sitting in a store is a boomerang. Broken, but not so obviously that they can RMA it.
Which is why I stated what I did but that does not mean they are not out there. I have seen three within the last 30-45 days sitting on shelves at BB/Mag and Fry's (two were new @ $200/$230 and one was open box at BB/Mag that was not $80-$100, it was $169 2 weeks ago, at under $100 I would have bought it as a back-up
Heck I bought a 1712 for $228 6-8 months ago for my gaming room. Just wish it would pass 720p@120Hz via HDMI for my 3D ready LED DLP projector.
As dlj stated Audyssey MultiEQ is definitely something to look for, which was why I suggested the 1712 as it uses a more advanced version of MultiEQ, the XT version (as well as being 7.1 vs 5.1). I also have a Denon 4311ci with MultiEQ XT32 and it has taken my HT system to new levels even though I had MultiEQ + BFD EQ prior to the XT32.
But... as stated YMMV and best of luck.