Best low-watt (small room) Receiver w/DPLII?

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  1. Dan Ealey

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    100 watts (real or imagined) for the Onkyo 696 is *far* too much power for my smaller family room where my equipment currently resides. I'm looking for something with not so much power (read: less $ too) that will still give me DPLII and the analog/svideo conversion that the 696 offers.

    Is there a *quality* receiver out there that has those must-have features for us little guys?

    Thanks!
     
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    Dan, I don't know of any low cost (lower cost than the 696 anyway) that will convert composite video to S-video. My Kenwood VR-507 [​IMG] has DPL II and goes for $300 or less, rated at 100 watts/channel, "real or imagined". I use a composite to S-video converter for my VCR and it works great. You can get them at Radio Shack for $20 or for much less here.
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    Denon 1602
     
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    Uhm, why not the 595? 30wpc less, similar features. (or even 494)

    Marantz SR4200 or 5200. The 5200 has PLII, not sure about the 4200, but sound is excellent for both.

    And the Denon 1602, as mentioned.
     
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    I agree with John, why not an Onkyo 595 or 494? They both do PLII and are significantly lower in cost and still provide great Onkyo sound.
     

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