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Old 05-07-2012, 11:53 AM   #1  
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I've had this surround sound system for just over 2 years now and have been very happy with it. However, a week ago I was no longer getting any picture to my TV when I was trying to watch a Bluray DVD. My set-up is as follows:

Samsung Bluray--hdmi-->Yamaha--hdmi-->Panasonic ST50
Cable Box--hdmi-->Panasonic ST50

4 weeks ago I replaced my '07 Samsung rear projection with the '12 ST50. I had already watched on Bluray on my new TV previously and it worked just fine, but a week later nothing.

So, I called Panasonic and they basically told me it was a Yamaha issue. I then called Yamaha and they told me it was a CEC issue with my TV. I called Panasonic back and had the CEC turned off, but I was still having no picture and just sound. In an attempt to diagnose the problem I hooked my cable box up to my receiver into hdmi 2, and it was still no picture and only sound. I called Yamaha back and they told me that it sounds like the video pass through for my hdmi connections has shorted and I'm looking at $350 to $450 in repairs.

Soooo, now I'm in the market for a new receiver. I would really like to keep my Yamaha speakers so I don't have to buy any new ones. As far as receivers I'm down to Denon, Pioneer, and Yamaha (again). I know that the Yamaha HTR receivers are their low-end but I'm still a little agrivated that it broke already. If I want to keep my Yamaha speakers, do I have to get another Yamaha receiver so I don't have to worry about the watt and ohm rating?

If I was to have to go back to Yamaha I would be looking at the RX-V671. So after all of this, which receiver is best and won't have any hdmi issues?

Thanks for any help!!
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I would recommend the Onkyo TX-NR609 that can be had for $369 shipped. Outstanding receiver for the money.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-Chann...6413469&sr=8-1

The Denon AVR-2112CI is a very good choice as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR2112C...6413569&sr=1-2
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These receivers won't have any issues with powering the Yamaha speakers? If I'm looking for a mid-level receiver and willing to spend $500 or $600, what do you recommend?
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These receivers won't have any issues with powering the Yamaha speakers? If I'm looking for a mid-level receiver and willing to spend $500 or $600, what do you recommend?
What is the speaker model. The link you provided just sent me to a bunch of ebay stuff.
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The speakers are the ones that came with the HTR-6240 as basically a HTIB. If they have their own model numbers I don't know them off hand.
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The speakers are the ones that came with the HTR-6240 as basically a HTIB. If they have their own model numbers I don't know them off hand.
Is this it?

http://www.hometheater.com/hometheat...ib/index2.html

Without the model can't say 100% for sure, but 99% sure if they came with the 6240, they will work fine with the Onkyo or Denon.. If you haven't already, highly recommend you upgrade the speaker wire that the HTIB came with to at least 16 awg..

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If I'm looking for a mid-level receiver and willing to spend $500 or $600, what do you recommend?
Don't let the price fool you. The Onkyo as well as the Denon I listed is a step up from your current receiver. So even at $369, the 609 would be a great grab.. The 709 was floating around for aaround $529, but no needed (especially with your current HTIB speakers). Save that money up for a speaker upgrade down the line..

Here are a couple nice sub $400 5.1 setups.


http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Classic...6422509&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Tec...6422595&sr=1-6

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Did/can you adjust your H.D.M.I. on your receiver? Check your manual to see if it can be done. I upgraded from a J.V.C RX-6042S because it didn't have H.D.M.I. It has decent power (100watts x5). I recently traded concert tickets I won from the radio to see Rush for a Yamaha RX-V1600 receiver. This thing is a beast! Both power and weight.Up-conversion is excellent(the picture and sound are improved)I hear things I didn't hear before.Lots of power on tap(120x7). Basically it does everything well. I've owned Arcam, Rotel, J.V.C. and Marantz. If I could afford a new Arcam, I would. But I am TOTALLY happy with this receiver.
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