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Old 04-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #1  
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Cool Need to upgrade to digital receiver

Have a pretty old Pioneer VSX-403 that doesn't have the capability to hook up to an LCD TV that I bought (which has terrible audio). I have to keep around $150 US. In looking around there is a YAMAHA RX-V373BL 5.1-Channel AV Receiver, an ONKYO TX-SR313 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready Home Theater, a refurbished SONY STR-DH520 7.1-Channel, 3D pass-through 6 HD inputs 4 HDMI HD Cinema Sound A/V Receiver and some SHERWOODS in that price range.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

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Have a pretty old Pioneer VSX-403 that doesn't have the capability to hook up to an LCD TV that I bought (which has terrible audio). I have to keep around $150 US. In looking around there is a YAMAHA RX-V373BL 5.1-Channel AV Receiver, an ONKYO TX-SR313 5.1-Channel 3D-Ready Home Theater, a refurbished SONY STR-DH520 7.1-Channel, 3D pass-through 6 HD inputs 4 HDMI HD Cinema Sound A/V Receiver and some SHERWOODS in that price range.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

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I have had real good luck on fleabay, got an Integra 85 watts x 5 for $37.00, then landed a 105 watt Denon for $71.00, both were very clean and well cared for. The drawback was they had no hdmi. Everyone wants it, when actually all you need is 5.1/7.1 analog in put and a blu ray that has the same out, like an Oppo.
It carries lossless audio just fine.
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I recently bought a Pioneer VSX 521 receiver for my bedroom. I had to replace an analog receiver when I upgraded the bedroom system to blu-ray. I bought mine with Amex rewards points but I think you can get one for well under $200. I find it impressive to say the least for the low purchase price. It has plenty of connectivity, more than enough power, solid sound and solid feel.
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The drawback was they had no hdmi. Everyone wants it, when actually all you need is 5.1/7.1 analog in put and a blu ray that has the same out, like an Oppo. It carries lossless audio just fine.
More and more devices only have HDMI outputs, so getting a receiver without HDMI inputs is pretty limiting.

BD players with multichannel analog outputs cost a lot more. It doesn't sound like the OP has the budget for such a player.
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More and more devices only have HDMI outputs, so getting a receiver without HDMI inputs is pretty limiting.

BD players with multichannel analog outputs cost a lot more. It doesn't sound like the OP has the budget for such a player.
ya, agree, and avr's have come down in price so much from when I started. It's practical for most now. I have no use for HDMI through an avr. I have the Oppo 93 with the NE mod. I've read where it is the best way to pass mc audio, but also that the video interferes with the signal passing. I'm a purist- I love my nuforce mod!!
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Okay my friends, we digress. The question is simple. Do you have a suggestion for a decent receiver that I can attach my BOSE speakers to and will hook up to my TV that doesnt cost an arm and a leg?
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Okay my friends, we digress. The question is simple. Do you have a suggestion for a decent receiver that I can attach my BOSE speakers to and will hook up to my TV that doesnt cost an arm and a leg?
be careful bose speakers are usually 4 ohm (not common) most speakers are rated at 8 ohm. Also stay away from the Sony they are not noted for audio quality except in thier higher end product line $$$
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http://www.accessories4less.com/make...pecials/1.html

You may have to increase your price point for something decent.
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yamaha. have only had to buy two in the last 30 years and the first i messed up by shorting the speaker wires together. great sound and features. i kinda of wish the one i have now would mess up so i could update.n yamaha also has a 4 ohm switch for front speakers and it works great, ive been pushing jamo 707i 200 watt speakers with my 20 year old yamaha and sounds great and doesnt run hot.
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