Do you ever buy based on looks? Sony vs Pioneer reveiver.

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  1. Aaron H

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    I think I've finally narrowed my receiver choice down to either the Sony 4es or the Pioneer 43TX. Everything about the Sony seems to be what I need. The two 5.1 inputs are great. The 6 digital inputs are great, considering I'm worried about running out with the 4 on the Pioneer. The price of the Sony is cheaper. But for some reason, I keep coming back to the Pioneer just cause it looks so damn good.

    Am I crazy to give up functionality for looks? I think either one will sound good. I still plan to bring them both home for a test run very soon, but just wanted to get the groups opinion on this.

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
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    If you feel good about paying more for a receiver that looks better in your eyes, good ahead. Just make sure that you can live with less functionality for better looks. [​IMG]
     
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    1. size (width and depth)
    2. weight (I like heft, and it is generally a sign of a quality receiver)
    3. display
    4. bass & treble controls on the front (I'm old fashioned [​IMG] )
     
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    I have been in your shoes recently, although the 2x 5.1 inputs are nice, pioneed also make a nice universal player that elinminates the need for a pair...The addl digital inputs are also nice and i wouldn't mind having 2 more.But the 43tx does have a re eq and is THX select...should you base your purchase on looks? (probably not), let your ears be your guide...73 dharris
     
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    Get the Pioneer. I'll bet it will last longer and be easier to operate.
    BTW, why would one need more than four(!) digital inputs?
    LJ
     
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    Aesthetics are imporant that's for sure. But a good piece of equipment always wins out. However, I am willing to sacrafice some features for a better looking piece of hardware. And the manufactures know this.
    Look at the high end stuff verus the low end...it's always less cluttered and has a better facade. Fortunately some of the newer low end designs are better, but still cheap to the touch.
    I say it goes like this; 2/3 function, 1/3 form. Cost is somewhere in there I am sure [​IMG]
     
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    You won't go wrong with the Pioneer.........its a fine machine.

    Mike
     

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