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I have had a yamaha receiver for a long long time, and I've been very happy with it, mostly...

 

I am PC based, so I don't run a discrete blu-ray, or have satellite, or digital cable, etc etc.

I've always resented the fact that I have to run 3 pairs of stereo - to - rca splitters from my soundcard to the receiver.

I'm able to switch from this to hdmi, but of course I have no hdmi hookups on my current receiver.

 

I do not have any "i" products, and I don't care about dlna, I do have a spotify account, but I run it through my PC so I don't really need it on my receiver.

 

My friend tells me my speakers are small, so I don't need a lot of power to drive them, but I'm reluctant to spend 300 dollars on a receiver that's going to piss me off because it's missing some feature or another later on.

 

I don't know what all the modern features are, and I really don't care, so long as I'm not boning myself by missing out on features all of my current equipment would benefit from, but I am not using now (and could be using).

 

Here's what I have:

 

Receiver and Speaker setup:

Yamaha RX-V361 

         http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/stereo-receivers/rx-v361_black__u/?mode=model

Yamaha Speaker Set AV2600

         http://www.avsforum.com/products/yamaha-ns-ap2600bl-home-theater-5-0-speaker-system

Yamaha Subwoofer YST-SW012

         http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/speaker-systems/subwoofers/yst-sw012_black__u/?mode=model

 

Displays:

(Primary display) Samsung UN60EH6050  Software Version T-MX9FAUSC-1018.1

         http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-refurbished-60-class-60-diag--led-1080p-120hz-hdtv/7045677.p?id=1218826423224&skuId=7045677

(Secondary display) HANNS-G HG-281BP 28"  (not using speakers)

         http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254026

 

Other stuff:

Playstation 3

Playstation 4

Xbox360

 

 

Here's what I've looked at so far, and my thoughts:

Sony STR-DH740 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver (Black)

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BHC7ZTE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

      I like spending 260 dollars vs spending 500 dollars.  But I have 2 displays to drive from my PC, and 3 game consoles.  So I think I need more hdmi's...

 

Onkyo 616/717 :  Yamaha 7065

   This one is so common on these forums, I feel like I would be ok, but at the same time, it's almost double the cost of the sony, and I don't know if it is worth it.
 

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If all you want/need is a basic HDMI capable receiver then there are going to be tons of options. I wouldn't spend any extra on features you don't need now because you are worried it will be missing a feature "later on". ANY receiver you buy today will be missing a feature "later on."
 

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Your advice is sound, and reasoned.

 

I should have expressed myself more clearly.  I'm not trying to "future proof", but I want to make sure that i'm getting the most out of my PS4/PC/Samsung monitor.  like 120hz (for my tv), and that nvidia gsync stuff.  Whatever that is..  and the full "HDMI Audio" joy from my soundcards.
 

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I ended up grabbing ONKYO HT-R758 5.1 Networking Theater Receiver from HT-S6500.

 

Some sites claim this is the same as the 414, but the stats aren't the same according to accessories4less.

The 414 doesn't have aq, has lower power, etc.

 

Someone tell me if I've been tricked?  Or if I'm good to go...
 

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I looked at the S6500 on Onkyo's site.

While the 414 does appear to use the same firmware, the 758 is not the same as the 414 as others have suggested.  You can tell by looking at the photo of it on the front, there is a mic port for the audysseyII mic to do calibration (not found on the 414).

 

I receive the 758 Wednesday (according to the tracker) so I can say for certain then, but at the moment it looks like the support features of the 758 are far above what's available on the 414, even though they have the same inputs for the most part.  The 758 has more power, and more features.
 
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