Need help in picking new receiver
Been out of the "buying new HT gear" game for awhile now but need help in choosing a new receiver. Some background. Have a home theater system in my family room (on our main floor) running off of a Denon AVR3313 which is great but I don't really use it much anymore because of a baby in the house.
So we are turning the "family room" in the basement into a semi dedicated theater. We'll be leaving the equipment on the main floor there as i'll still be using it for music often and movies where I can. However, that means I need some new equipment in the basement room. The room is 25 x 12 with 7.5 ceilings so its not a very large room, and the speakers are Klipsch synergy speakers I have laying around that I'll be using so they are quite efficient.
Long story short, I need a new HT receiver that will work well to play movies down in that room. Its going to be a projection system with a 130 to 150" screen, so I want a receiver that can provide adequate power to provide great sound to equally match the large screen size. I've been out of the game for sometime now, but in the past, I've spend around $1000 to $1500 buying receivers such as Denon AVR3300, Denon AVR4800 and Denon AVR3313, all amazing receivers that have served me quite well. However, looking around, it looks like I don't need to spend nearly that much to get the feature I need to really get this system up and running. I'm not looking for multi room playback capability, nor pre outs for a separate amp. I just want something that can sounds great, provide enough power to watch movies loud/reference level (even if I didn't have those efficient Klipsch speakers), have the latest surround formats and can handle me using it for switching to my projector for 4K (i'll be using a 4K blu ray player (or maybe xbox) and Amazon 4K firestick.
The models I've been looking at are as follows:
All of these receivers are obviously lower entry level type receivers but they all seem to offer everything I'm looking for in terms of features. Any reason any of these wouldn't work? Am I sacrificing a lot of sound quality by going with one of these entry level receivers as oppose to something in the $1,000 range?
I'm leaning towards the Yamaha as the reviews on the Denon and Onkyo aren't quite as good, and I've always heard nothing but great things about Yamaha receivers.
Your help would be greatly appreciated!