I found the following wiki that might help a little when you are comparing receivers-
My question is whether or not it's true that this model only does 1080p pass through and not 1080p upconversion(?) I suppose it's the price point and/or chipset involved here. (Are you looking for the full monty or simply pass through?)
The HK costs more probably because it does more/includes the iPod dock/Faroudja upconverts to 1080p. Sorry I don't know as much about Pioneer receivers. Can you really get any of these new (non-refurbs) for $300(?) I didn't see any ethernet ports either, or are you planning on using HDMI/digital audio out from the PC to receiver(?)
My computer speakers just died and I am looking to upgrade. I want to use the system with my computer until I am done with college (spring) and then move it to a HDTV once I start working. I am buying Polk RTi6 and Polk PSW-10. So I am looking for a a/v receiver that will work well with my computer and be able to upgrade to a 5.1 next year. I would like it to be able to have HDMI repeating, but it isn't crucial since I am on a budget of $300. I do not know a lot about this stuff so I am asking for a bit of help.
Receivers being looked at:
Harman Kardon AVR 354