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Ok, So I have a $500 Gift Card to Best Buy and I have the need for A Receiver and Speakers.


I have:


Toshiba DLP 52" TV (HDMI/DVI, 2 component)

Zenith DVB814 DVD player (component or DVI, optical Audio)

Time Warner SA8000HD Cable Box (component, optical Audio)

XBOX (component, optial audio)


So I need to finish this up with:


Receiver (would like 3 comp/optical inputs, powered zone 2)

$500


Speakers (5.1 Package, don't need 6.1 or 7.1)

$500


So one of the above I would like to find at Best Buy.


Some items of Interest:


Onkyo TX-SR602 (at CC $424)


Athena Micra 6 Speaker ($499 at Best Buy)


Any suggestions on what Reciever or Speaker Package to get at Best Buy

and if so, what the matching speaker/reciever should be and it's source?


Thanks!


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This is an easy one for me. $500 is not enough for high quality speakers. Spend the gift card $$$ on a receiver and start saving for speakers. From all of the positive posts in this forum, you should listen to both the:

->Yamaha HTR-5760 or the Pioneer VSX-1014


Unfortunately, both of them only have 2 comp in, I wasn't able to find one with 3 component in (on the website). Maybe someone else can recommend an alternative.
 

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I'd say blow the gift card on a sub but then again they don't have anything really interesting save the big JBL and Velodyne but they're both overpriced.

Otherwise I'd say blow it on half a TV purchase but you have one.

Why use component when you have a DLP, Try to use DVI. (I understand the DVD player and Xbox don't but for TV your box should have the choice). Then you can use the 2 component in for those, and DVI for the third.


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Originally posted by mgonzales
Ok, So I have a $500 Gift Card to Best Buy and I have the need for A Receiver and Speakers.


I have:


Toshiba DLP 52" TV (HDMI/DVI, 2 component)

Zenith DVB814 DVD player (component or DVI, optical Audio)

Time Warner SA8000HD Cable Box (component, optical Audio)

XBOX (component, optial audio)


So I need to finish this up with:


Receiver (would like 3 comp/optical inputs, powered zone 2)

$500


Speakers (5.1 Package, don't need 6.1 or 7.1)

$500


Mario
I am assuming you mean 3 comp AND 3 optical inputs which implies 3 separate sources for each. ? I am not sure you can get a good receiver in that price range.

So, consider the ONkyo 602 or Pioneer 1014 receiver and get a comp video switcher to connect your 3 sources to one of the 2 inputs.

As for speakers, I think you can get very good speakers from HTD (Level 3 towers) for
In short, I think you should spend the card on one of the 2 receivers listed above (Pioneer preferred) and a comp video switch.
 

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I am assuming you mean 3 comp AND 3 optical inputs which implies 3 separate sources for each. ? I am not sure you can get a good receiver in that price range.

So, consider the ONkyo 602 or Pioneer 1014 receiver and get a comp video switcher to connect your 3 sources to one of the 2 inputs.

As for speakers, I think you can get very good speakers from HTD (Level 3 towers) for
In short, I think you should spend the card on one of the 2 receivers listed above (Pioneer preferred) and a comp video switch.
Actually, belive it or not - the Onkyo 602 has 3 Comp / 3 Optical Inputs, support 2nd zone but i have not found many review of it on here.


I have read many favorable reviews of the PIO 1014.


Actually Have a poll for the speakers I am lookin at :

here
 
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