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HTIB Help, Yamaha or Onkyo?

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I'm looking for a HTIB under $300. I've been looking at the Yamaha 397 new, or several Onkyo refurbished units such as the 3500, 5400, and 5500. It's mainly for gaming and the occasional movie. I currently have a terrible Philips, so any will be an upgrade. I'm just curious to know what everyone thinks about these units and buying new vs refurbished. Also, is there a system I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
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Also looking at the Denon DHT 1513BA.

Anyone have any suggestions here?
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I always buy refurbished if I can. If you are in the States check out accessories4less . com oops looks like you probably already have. I would say the Denon as I like Denon. I would also look at the DHT591 (comes with better inputs and looks sharper IMO) with the boston speakers. Many people recommend the Denon because they come with speakers from a speaker company rather than "onkyo brand" speakers
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Originally Posted by lpmitchell View Post

I'm looking for a HTIB under $300. I've been looking at the Yamaha 397 new, or several Onkyo refurbished units such as the 3500, 5400, and 5500. It's mainly for gaming and the occasional movie. I currently have a terrible Philips, so any will be an upgrade. I'm just curious to know what everyone thinks about these units and buying new vs refurbished. Also, is there a system I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
Go with the Yamaha. $248 right now at Amazon. Perfect for what you will use it for and with no regrets.
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I went with the Denon 1312BA, but I'm having issues straight away. As soon as I turn the system on the power button immediately starts blinking red. I can reset the system and it will work fine all day, but as soon as I turn it off and back on I immediately get the red light again.
post #6 of 8
Get the Yamaha and return the Denon.
post #7 of 8
really otto you think its a bad unit? I would check all your connections one at a time to see if yoou have any crossed wires... 9 times out of 10 a receiver issue is just faulty setup.
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Originally Posted by Nick_si View Post

really otto you think its a bad unit? I would check all your connections one at a time to see if yoou have any crossed wires... 9 times out of 10 a receiver issue is just faulty setup.

Well no, I would hope that he would do some rudimentary troubleshooting or call support before he returns it. If it's a refurb, I have mixed feelings on those, but that's just me.
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