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What would be a good receiver for under $300.00? I currently have the jamo 606 and Bic f12 sub.



I was looking at the refurbished 1911 from macmall.
http://www.macmall.com/p/Denon-Home-...71~pdp.gidibbj

I know it's 7.1 but maybe in the near future i'll upgrade from 5.1 to 7.1


Denon 590
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR590-5...3876488&sr=8-3


onkyo 509
http://www.abt.com/product/52627/Onk...mpaign=froogle

The Onkyo is way less expensive at Newegg.
 

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You should get the receiver that has the features you need.


Do you want/need...


2nd zone? Yes

Networking?Yes

Upconversion?Doesn't matter

Upscaling?doesnt matter

macro remote? Dont know


Do you have...

Wii? No, I have a PS3

VCR?no

Turntable?no

Ipod?yes

Android?yes

NAS?

HTPC?yes


I'm looking for a good beginner receiver... It'll be used for 50/50 music/movies.
 

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Then for you, I would get the NR509.


By the way "macro remote"(for future reference) is when a remote has buttons to fire off a series of commands.


Just for "giggles", look up the NR709. Go to Amazon and look at the picture of the remote. The second row of buttons(labeled "activities") are the "macros"...


What it means(like I have mine set)...when you press "My TV" it fires off....


1. receiver

2. power

3. Cable/Sat

4. power

5 TV power


Which with the NR509 remote...you'll push those 5 buttons individually(and yes, that remote will control your Cable/Sat box, BD player and whatever else)


You will need to use an external amp for the 2nd zone(computer speakers...another 2 channel stereo...)
 

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Thank you Trumbull, I have a harmony one control, which does the same thing too.


Wouldn't the 1911 be a better option than the 1611?


I have a lot of research to do...
 

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Onkyo 1911 adds a USB input for ipod and a video scaler which you said you don't

need. If you can get it under your $300 limit then sure go ahead get the 1911. Does it come with a warranty or do you have to buy one seperately? The 1611 comes with a 2 year warranty.


but it still doesn't offer networking if that's important to you.
 
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