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Need a receiver $500-$800

01-06-2007, 04:56 PM
I am buy the onix X-LS speakers for the front and the surrounds. The X-CS for the center and the MFW-15 Sub

Now i want a receiver with a lot of options:

1. Has to have HDMI ins/outs
2. Has to be able to pass thru 1080p and True hd/DD++ through the receiver.
3. Pre outs for future Power Amp.
4. 7.1 Analog inputs
5. Auto setup Calibration
6. at least 100-120 watts per channel.

I will be running my HD/DVD Player to my receiver thru HDMI and from receiver out to my 50inch DLP HDTV.

Any suggestions of some good receivers in that price range?

01-07-2007, 12:56 PM
Onkyo TX-SR674 (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-k3dwByOaDfM/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=10420&I=580TXS674B&search=Onkyo+VENDORID580&SearchDisplay=Onkyo)

Yamaha RX-V1600 (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-k3dwByOaDfM/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=10420&I=022RXV1600&search=Yamaha+VENDORID022&SearchDisplay=Yamaha)

Denon AVR-2307CI (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-k3dwByOaDfM/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=10420&I=033AV2307C&search=Denon+VENDORID033&SearchDisplay=Denon)

keep in mind that there are no HDMI 1.3 receivers availible yet, but you can pass the processed sound through these just fine. other than that... these are listed from least expensive to most ( regarding your price range). enjoy. and be sure to tell us what you end up deciding on.

01-07-2007, 02:26 PM
I like the Yamaha and see it only has upconversion to HDMI to 480p from other inputs.

I have an HD-DVD player so does that even matter when thats what i'll use for Movies. The 1080i signal will just pass through the receiver correct?

01-07-2007, 04:33 PM
if it doenst have to upconvert it won't. careful though... it says, "480i (interlaced) to 480p (progressive) conversion" all that means is that 480i will be converted to progressive.

what you want to notice is "analog-to-HDMI video conversion" which means it will convert any input into HDMI, so you only need to have one input into the TV. and i do belive it upconverts all of that input as well.

01-08-2007, 07:05 PM
With that budget there are alot on nice receivers out there.

I agree with Mallanaga, the Yamaha 1600 would be great or if you wanted to stretch the upper part of your budget, the 2600 would work.

Onkyos' 804 model is also a nice choice.

Yamaha 1600 (http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__Yamaha_RX_V1600_Receiver,__14613718/search=yamaha+1600)
Yamaha 2600 (http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?masterid=13994088&search=yamaha+2600&op=page,1891,1&op=page,1407,1)
Onkyo 804 (http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__Onkyo_TX_SR804B_Receiver,__28505599/search=onkyo+804)