550$ to spend on a greaat 5.1 receiver if need be 7.1(2)

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So I bought these speakers for my first step in my first home theater system. Not sure of room size yet as I'm going to be moving within a month or 2. I know a little bit on what to look for in an AVR but still not comfortable yet. What are some Major must haves in AVRs to be great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290206
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290200
Heres the receivers on newegg and when I search I look at the most reviews and top rated. Do I even need a 7.1(2) since i have 5 speakers an am not sure i will need 7 since im not moved into a new house yet and would assume the room will be small enough for 5.1, so that should be good? Can I get some options from You about what You think would be a good fit for the speakers I recently bought?? Doesn't have to be with newegg but I've bought everything else from there. I would be greatly appreciated with what you guys suggest.
http://www.newegg.com/Receivers/SubCategory/ID-488?Order=REVIEWS
was looking into pioneer elites but heard if you dont buy from like best buy the warranty will not work.
 

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Sony ES(last I checked/cared about Sony), Elite and Integra can NOT be purchased online. Period.
What are you needs/wants/sources?
Wii/VCR?
NAS?
HTPC?
Cassette Deck?
Turntable?
Ipod/Ipad?
2nd zone?
Height/width?
macro remote?
USB?
 

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There's just too many features in these things to say what to look for in a receiver. But the Advanced version of MCACC in a Pioneer receiver is one I'd look for. You need the 1122 or higher. A good remote, or a Harmony, is another thing.
If you want a Pioneer here is a list of Pioneer's authorized on-line dealers. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Where-To-Buy/Pioneer+Home+Audio+Video+Authorized+Internet+Dealers Some of them also sell Elite receivers but the warranty is probably not valid. If you do decide to buy an Elite receiver on the net then get a SquareTrade extended warranty just to be safe.
The regular Pioneer VSX-1022/1122/1222 and 1522 are very similar to the Elite 40, 60, 61 and 63.
The SC-1222 (Elite SC-61 would be a real nice receiver for $599. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117411
The 1122 is currently $419. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117411
 

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i would really only use hdmis for,
xbox
blueray (heard this is a great investment)
Wii
i guess usb is a plus
not sure what NAS or HTPC is.
also would be nice to possible set up a computer link to it incase.
im sure id figure out stuff to use the receiver for if i had the options.
 

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accessoriesforless.com seems like a great site but i am wondering if it worth it. very good prices and they even offer a 5 year extended warranty after manufacturers (i think). anyone now exactly how it works? factory of 1 year then extended which covers the same stuff for another 5 years? thanks.
 

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HTPC is exactly what you said "link a computer to it"...
Home Theater Personal Computer
There are "some" made exactly for this (look up Acer Revo)
Otherwise...anything a WD, Roku, Sqeezebox can do. A computer can do better.
NAS means Network Access Storage. What that means is...you buy an external devise like an Apple TV, Roku, BD player with "network functions" and you can access the NAS via them. In short, a NAS+"access device"=HTPC....sort of. (the HTPC can still do more stuff than a NAS+"access device"...like actually "use the web")
For the Wii, you have two choices...
http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-Definition-Component-Cable-Nintendo-Wii/dp/B000NU9VPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354553895&sr=1-1&keywords=wii+component
or
http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-1080P-Output-Upscaling-Converter/dp/B0050RKH2Y/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354553895&sr=1-4&keywords=wii+component
The component cable requires your AVR to have HDMI-upconversion. So, buy an AVR with it, or spend $30-ish on the Wii to HDMI.
 

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i'm using sony str-dn1000es receiver, but i can't get any sound apart from "A DIRECT" even when on fm
 

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xclif said:
i'm using sony str-dn1000es receiver, but i can't get any sound apart from "A DIRECT" even when on fm
Have you read the manual that came with it and done any speaker set-up. Sounds like to me you unboxed it, hooked it up and just expected it to work...with no set-up.
 

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schan1269, i have been using it for sometime now, everything was perfect until quite recently. Initially, the sound field will work fine but when it's powered off, the problem arises. It was an off and on issue. But now no sound at all from the rest of the fields apart from "A DIRECT"
 

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Somebody didn't accidentally turn on "amp+TV" for the audio did they?
And how are "we" supposed to know whether...
1. Brand new, just came out of the box.
or...
2. All of a sudden.
 

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