Need Some Advice.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Larry_P, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. Larry_P

    Larry_P Auditioning

    Dec 10, 2002
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    Hi, I'm a new member to the home theater forum. I am interested in upgrading my current home theater. I hope you can be of assistance to me. I currently have the following:

    50 inch Hitachi RPTV (Non HD)
    Pioneer VSX-305 receiver (From 1997)
    5 Decent speakers
    KLH 120 watt Subwoofer
    Philips DVD Player
    Syphonic Stereo VCR (CHEAP)
    Basic Cable tv

    My plan is to upgrade my current my A/V receiver. I am 15 years and my dad is getting Digital cable for a family Christmas present. I will also get $1000 from my grandparents. But I want to put at least $600 in the bank. Enough of my life story I have $400 for a budget. Actually I want to spend about 300-350. So here are the receivers I am considering:

    1. Onkyo SR-500
    2. Sony STR-DE885
    3. Yamaha HTR-5540

    What do you recommend?

    I am really pushing toward the Onkyo because of the reviews I have read. The only thing that is holding me back is my medium to large family room. I don't know if the Onkyo has enough power to fill it. Yet my current receiver is fine (But I was using 4 ohm speakers instead of 8 like the receiver was supposed to power) I will be using the receiver for 3 Digital inputs (Xbox, DVD, Digital cable box) and one analogue input (VCR).

    Thanks for your help in advance.
  2. John A. Casler

    John A. Casler Second Unit

    Apr 29, 1999
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    Hi Larry,
    Sell something and get an extra $100 and get the HK 520 via APEX (look at the top of this- Receivers/Seperates/Amps forum)
    I think it said like $496 shipped or something like that. That is a bargain.
    But it ends tonight!!!
    All the best,

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