Hopefully this post is landing in the correct forum.
I'm sure this is over stated on here, but I'm new and I don't really have any tech friends that can share advice on how to improve my new HT interest. About 2 years ago I was just looking for a reasonable quality surround sound. After listening to a few products and trying to use my best judgement for future value based on my limited budget I settled with that Yamaha YHT-495BL. I concluded at the time that at least getting an entry level receiver and sub was of some value if this new found hobby turned into something. Well, it has and I've since hit a fork in the road and want to transition my system into something better.
The receiver that came bundled was the RX-V371 and seems to me after some reading that it the specs should be sufficient enough to use as a starter for a more complete system or is it?. And now I'm stuck.
Should I consider selling the entire system for a hundred or two and move on fresh? Would purchasing a quality left, right and center channels, and using the current surrounds until I can purchase a new receiver around the upcoming holidays be better? Or would it make more sense to upgrade my receiver and just buy a quality left and right channel now and then add a center and better bookshelves later?
My budget will be around $1000 when it's all said and done, $600 of which is immediately available. I finally got around to mounting my TV so space for a larger center channel won't be an issue nor will space for front floor standing speakers. I would really benefit from a little guidance.