AVR-500 upgrade option?

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  1. Victor Y

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    I have HK AVR-500 for several years and have been very happy with it. However, I change some of my home theater equipment and now need a component switcher. I am thinking just upgrade to Onkyo SR-502 or SR602.
    1) What's other receiver should I consider with a limited budget.
    2) Do I need 7.1 setup and Dolby EX?

    Currently I have polk CSI245, R30 up front, R15 rear and a cheap subwooder that will be upgrade soon.

    Thank You.
     
  2. Ryan Leemhuis

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    You could stick with HK and get a AVR 135/235 or jump to a Denon 1705 or 1905. Those should all be in your price range
     
  3. Victor Y

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    So you think going to Onkyo maybe a step down?
     
  4. Ryan Leemhuis

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    I would say the 235 and the 1905 are good options to look at. The 502 is nothing impressive, the 602 appears slightly lower than the denon 1705 to me however. I would look at the denon 1905 they have great features for the price.
     
  5. Victor Y

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    Ryan, thanks for your help.

    I've did some quick research and indeed the denon 1705 and 1905 looks pretty promising. Especially the video up conversion is not a feature that you find on Onkyo 501 or 602. Do you know on the video upconversion, is it just a straight bypass?
     
  6. Ryan Leemhuis

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    its not exactly a straight bypass as some convering of the signal has to go on but most say they notice no loss in quality

    Also you get 3 components ins no matter which model you would go with
     

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