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Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman /forum/post/19572977
It's a tight market, so I don't think you will find most models are pretty comparable in the same price range.
It's getting to where features are not all that different at that price level either.
I think the Yamaha Aventage line with the three year warranty is worth look at. But there's others as well.
Addressing the Aventage line, the RX-A700 actually seems to be a pretty good deal, without a lot of markup for features you may never use. It's power is mid range power, which is expected at a mid range price. The RX-A1000 definitely steps up the power and adds a lot of features you may want, that's up to you. The 2000 and 3000 are perhaps not as good of value as the 1000 unless you really want the HQV chip processing and such.
Originally Posted by intence /forum/post/19573081
The A700 appears to be a clone of the 667, with Yamaha claiming slightly better build quality and components along with the longer warranty. Curiously their weights and specs are nearly identical.
At under $500 the 667 is a bargain, the 867 doesn't seem to add much except dual HDMI out, and the A1000 appears to have a beefier amp section.
Originally Posted by phantom52 /forum/post/19574203
The Yamaha 867 does add networking that is not available on the 667 or the Aventage line until you get to the A1000. By the way the A1000 also comes in at a higher price. The 867 does consider a look IMO.
Originally Posted by htcritic /forum/post/19574306
IMO just about any receiver, regardless of brand, will work as good as any other receiver in a similar price range. This really has to be a feature based decision and you have yet to answer the reply to list what features are important to you. But even then, with small differences, anything around a grand will most likely have almost the exact same features as anything else for a grand. Shop around and buy what looks good to you. Some of us love Yamaha. Some love Denon. Some love Onkyo. Some love HK. Some think the off brand niche players like Parasound, Anthem, etc are the best. Actually every single one of them is right. They are all great. Go look, touch, and listen. Then buy what you become emotionally connnect to with the security that it is as good as anything else in its price range.
Originally Posted by bz2pp /forum/post/19572918
I am looking for a new receiver for my hometheater. My approved budget is $1k-$1.5k. Please, anyone suggest a list of the receivers which is worth the bang for the buck. Thanks alot.
Originally Posted by moparfan /forum/post/19618124
Originally Posted by datranz /forum/post/19618205
ok, i can get a denon 4310 (last year model) or a sc27 (last year model) or a denon 3311 for 800.00, which is the best deal? network is important to me.