Receiver recommendation, budget-friendly
I have a Denon AVR-2308CI on which the digital inputs (optical and coax) are dropping out intermittently, giving me the feeling one or more will eventually fail. The receiver isn't showing any other signs of failure (it actually sounds quite good) but digital audio is important because the TV and Blu-ray are 4k and the receiver is not, so I'm running HDMI directly to the TV and using digital audio for surround. I'm also running the TV's optical out to the receiver for cable TV.
Speakers are HTD Level 2 across the front, Optimus Pro-X55AV for surrounds (laugh if you must), and a Boston PV800 sub.
I'm on a tight budget, trying to stay close to $200, and 5.1 is fine as the room is small (13x13) and I've never used the two extra channels of the 2308CI. Refurbished is fine as long as it's a factory job and has a warranty.
At Accessories4Less I'm looking at the Denon AVR-S640H and the Yamaha RX-V483 as having similar price, power and features, but the scale tips one way or the other in the details. I'm more familiar with the Denon setup, but that's of minor importance unless the Yamaha's setup is less effective.
As an alternative, Best Buy has the Onkyo TX-SR393 on sale for $200. Its features are impressive for the price, but I'm a little wary of anyone's cheapest receiver.
Thanks in advance! Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.
Last edited by cpmusic; 10-11-2019 at 11:00 AM.