1. Upgrade to the Harmony 890. that will do RF and will be able to control your current receiver.
2.get a newer receiver. when you say reasonable, what does that man in dollars?
you will have peole posting g wth Sony;s ---- or a whatever. Pick a price point first. Otherwise there will always be one better for a little more. When it comes to choosing I recommend Denon. Dolalr for dollar the est quality sound you are going to find.
Read the tech specs between compaies. for example:
Sony: .7%THD at 1kHz that is a distortion rating at a specific sound which means we have to almost double it for the entire sound range. This leaves the Sony with a distortion level of around 1.2-1.4%.
Denon: .08% THD 20-20kHz. At worst the Denon models are almost 1/18 of the distortion in the Sony!!!!
This is only one reason why Denon offers the best dollar for dollar performance out there. Pick a price, then buy the Denon that fits that need.
I have a Kenwood AV-508B Receiver that rocks in so many ways...however the one area that it is currently annoying me is that I just got a Logitech Harmony 550 Universal remote that cannot communicate with the Kenwood because the Kenwood's remote only uses RF signals. There is NO IR receiver on the thing. I even tore it apart and confirmed this. So, I have been scouring the internet for days looking for a stereo plugged, external IR receiver. I have found a few, but they are not on e-commerce sites, so they talk them up, you just cannot buy them.
Any suggestions on what receiver works well for a reasonable price?
Does anyone know of a good home theater accessory site that sells stuff besides popcorn poppers and movie reel props?
Any assistance greatly appreciated.