Looking to buy a new AV receiver. I have some options, I can buy either a new mid-level receiver or a higher end but older receiver. I'm not sure which receiver option is the best, but here are the options:
USED Onkyo TX-SR876 - $500 -
USED Denon 3311 - $500
NEW Sony STR-DN1040 - $500
NEW Yamaha RXV575 - $369
Can someone help me make this decision. I'll be using the receiver for movie and videogame audio as I have an Outlaw RR2150 Stereo receiver to handle the music duties. The Onkyo is the only one that is THX certified, I just don't know how much value to put into THX certified. Does it make a noticeable surround sound quality difference over NON-THX certified? The Denon is another high-end one I can buy for the cheap, it has alot more features than the Onkyo... The Sony has the MOST features but does it match the older ones in terms of sound quality? The Yamaha is on the list because it's at a great sale price...
Originally I wanted to keep a $350 budget for the receiver... But it really depends how much EXTRA I'm really getting from some of the higher end receivers...
Can someone give me their opinion on which one I should pick?