Can't decide

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Dustyak, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Dustyak

    Dustyak Auditioning

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    I live in Fairbanks Alaska so my options for purchasing decent sound equipment are somewhat limited. Right now my current system is-
    52" Mitsubishi DLP TV
    Toshiba XA1 HD DVD player
    Sony STR-DB830 receiver
    Motorola DVR/cable box with highdef channels
    SIMA HDMI switcher
    B&W DM601S2 up front
    B&W CC3 center channel
    MB Quart QLC200 surround
    MB Quart 12" sub
    Sony RM-AV2500 touchscreen remote

    The next couple months I am getting new B&W 700 series speakers all around, so heres my problem. My receiver is junk. And my only really good option being in Fairbanks is either Yamaha or Denon, but neither of them are good options because they cost so much up here.
    Does anyone know what would be a better choice- Onkyo TX-SR674 or the Marantz SR4001? Or something else? I know those are available in Anchorage but I've been kind of out of the sound upgrading game for a while, all I really need is good HDMI switching receiver for under $600 (also XM radio is not avaulable up here, so thats why I don't want the 5001). I don't want to spend too much on a receiver if I'm gonna have to upgrade it next year anyways. I just need enough to get by!

    PLEASE any input would be so appreciated!!!
     
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  3. Dustyak

    Dustyak Auditioning

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    I had been lookin a that receiver for a while too, and I might be able to live without the HDMI capability since I already spent $130 on the switcher. So now, is hooking up to the analog 5.1 inputs on the receiver from my HD DVD player the same as going HDMI as far as getting Dolby TrueHD?
     

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