Receiver for $500?

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  1. Norris

    Norris Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking for a receiver for around $500. Nothing wrong with my current receiver, Sony STR-DA 80ES, but I'm getting a DLP big screen and I NEED to have component outputs, which the Sony doesn't have. Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
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  2. John Garcia

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    Why would you run video through the receiver? Unless you will have too few component inputs on the new TV, don't involve the receiver in video transfer, IMO.

    At this price point, I recommend you take a look at Marantz, Denon, Onkyo and Harmon Kardon.
     
  3. ChrisLazarko

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    The HK AVR-525 might be capable of doing what you are looking for. Also, I think the Denon's are on sale right now. [​IMG]
     
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    have you thought about simply getting a video switcher? It might be somewhat cheaper than getting a new receiver if that's your ONLY reason for getting it.
     
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    I just got the new H/K AVR330 for $470 shipped to my door from onecall. I just hooked it up so I can't reply yet as a review, but I'm pretty excited about it.

    Rick
     
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    look at pioneer, they are great, I have one vsx-d810s and it rocks my theater. others to look at are marantz, denon, onkyo, yamaha and NAD. NAD are awsome amps, the 5 channel is on sale here in newfoundland for 599 cdn. this thing rips!...if you can find one on sale, grab it!
     

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