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by crazyfool71 / March 28, 2006 2:12 AM PST

What is the best 5.1 or above receiver i can get for under $450?

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what do people think about this
by crazyfool71 / March 28, 2006 2:28 AM PST
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Looks fine.
by sirroundsound / March 28, 2006 2:50 AM PST

Lots of features and connections. Nothing wrong with Yamaha as a brand.

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not sure they sell this yet
by crazyfool71 / March 28, 2006 2:53 AM PST
In reply to: Looks fine.

anyone have any other ideas? thought the ipod option was a nice bonus though. would like to keep it as cheap as possible though

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New receiver
by marinetbryant / March 28, 2006 3:52 AM PST

Curious about what you will use it for. Just bought an Onkyo 803, mainly for the 2 HDMI in slots and the THX label. It is the control center for my entertainment system. However, it cost twice as much as you are looking to spend. Noticed the Yamaha didn't support Dolby.


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you are right
by crazyfool71 / March 28, 2006 4:40 AM PST
In reply to: New receiver

i did not notice that. like you it will be the center for my whole system. i really don;t need that much juice. just looking to get good quality and would like to hook up my HD to it. it will mostly be used for music and surround sound

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For what it's worth
by marinetbryant / March 28, 2006 7:39 AM PST
In reply to: you are right

I really like my receiver. There are others that are probably better but they are more expensive. Did get a Denon dvd player that upconverts discs to 720 and 1080 and has HDMI output, thats why I needed something with 2 HDMI inputs because my tv only has 1 HDMI input.


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by Riverledge / March 28, 2006 12:08 PM PST
In reply to: you are right

I'D BUY it if needed a A/V receiver.
TWO other brands to look at are NAD and ONKYO.
Especially the NAD models, I think they're more expensive, than your budget allows.

GO with the YAMAHA.

Good shopping,


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Yamaha, Go Up One Level.....
by RoadRunner6 / March 28, 2006 3:17 PM PST

.....If you haven't already seen the comparison note on the Yamaha site, they have ''parallel'' model lines. The Yamaha RX-V and the HTR series are the same products sold under different model numbers and through different types of dealers. The power ratings are identical but shown under different frequency ranges, thus the different numbers. The only actual differences are cosmetic.

The RX-V559 is the same as the HTR-5950. The one level up RX-V659 and HTR-5960 are the same.

I think you might find that the HTR line is more heavily discounted. These are new models so some of the dealers don't have a photo yet. I have bought from several times before and had very good service. Their price for the HTR-5950 is $290 and The HTR-5960 is $400. The HTR's are available in both black or silver.

In my opinion the Yamaha is a top best buy in this price range, highly recommended.


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DO WHAT RR6 SAYS.............
by Riverledge / March 29, 2006 11:18 AM PST

YAMAHA's are quality components.


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