Originally Posted by Crown7
+1 on the Onkyo replacement...Do the math, is there any Onkyo that is comparable at this price point for the features than the 53 has? Man im trying to step up from my 606, and this is a great deal!
I just replaced my 606 with the vsx-60. The receiver was $308 + BB 4 yr warranty + tax = $392.
All I can say is that it is a very much better receiver.
-Audio is so much more accurate, it's hard to describe but you know it when you listen to it.
-Ethernet; being able to turn on the receiver with the app is great.
-Operating temperature is much better, Onkyo runs hot in comparison.
-The Pioneer audio calibration is better than the Onkyo one.
-Learning the receiver requires a learning curve and is very confusing at first but worth it in the end.
-Blue power light is too bright and a bit distracting.
Here are a few screenshots of the apps; iControlAV2012 and AVNavigator: