Receiver as pre-pro - suggestions please

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  1. Bob Goodrich

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    I'm an old retiree living in the dark ages with a Yamaha RX-V1 doing everything in my 5.1
    home theater. I'm getting ready to update some of my system with a new smart hdtv but will
    be retaining my power hungry speakers. As my receiver has a beast of an amplifier in it, I
    was thinking of going with a newer Yamaha receiver and use it as a pre-pro. Lots of used
    ones on both ebay and CL but I don't have a clue as to which model will serve my needs.
    I'd like to get a model that can handle the latest video formats even though I'm not going
    to spring for a 4K hdtv. Fwiw - I am partial to Yamaha but not locked in concrete as I really
    don't have a clue as to what would work best with my RX-V1.

    Help please and thanks in advance.
     
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    Yamaha, starting with the 6xx, have preouts.HDMI 1.4 handles 4k.HDMI 2.0 handles 4k/60fps.Otherwise...What are you connecting? And what speakers?
     
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    I run Polk LSi series all around in my 5.1 setup. Connecting Directv receiver, cd player, dvd player and a yet to be decided
    1080p hdtv.

    Tnx for the info on the Yamaha receivers.
     
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    Polk LSi...

    Those are easily handled by...

    Any Onkyo/Integra
    Any Anthem
    Any NAD
    Yamaha of at least a 5XX(and everything Aventage)
    Denon 4520 and any of the "new ones" above the 3XXX (Denon finally decided to go back to being non-wussified)
    Pioneer/Elite that are upper level(that say they are rated 4 ohm)
    Marantz 600X or higher.
     
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    My Polk LSi's are 4 ohm and why I want to use the amps in my RX-V1 receiver. Tnx for the response.
     
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    What price range are you looking at?
    What is the max you can or want to spend?
    I would upgrade your dvd player to a blu-ray player since you said you are getting an HDTV. You can upscale your dvds and also play hd blu-ray when you get your HDTV.
     
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    Fully aware the LSi are 4ohm.Why not buy the $600-ish Outlaw/Emotiva pre-pros?
     

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