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Reciever question

Whats the cheapest receiver out there that you could connect all your stuff up via hdmi and not have to use an optical audio cable because of pass through?

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for new

In reply to: Reciever question

its the Yamaha 663. only 2 inputs. for not much more the Onkyo 606 has 4 inputs.

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Let me piggy back on this thread....

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Hey guys, Im setting up something small (paradigm cinema 90 system) and I was just going to go out and buy a Yamaha RX-V363 from BB to power everything. I figure I dont need much for the bedroom but I am always willing to spend a little more for something of quality. The Yamaha 663 seems to come up a lot online but I would like to hear some other suggestions for budget receivers and reasoning to spend more in my case. Ive read that sony and pioneer offer more bang for the buck when it comes to low model receivers. I dont need much power so that is not an issue. Any advice and opinions are always appreciated.

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misterguy

In reply to: Let me piggy back on this thread....

since you don't need much power, then you can simply concentrate on the features you want. I doubt* the 363 can handle audio via HDMI connections, of which there are only 2 inputs. do you need hdmi audio? only if you are adding bluray.

i could talk more about some high-falutin features, but given your relative price point, im pretty sure you are not interested.

663 will be fine for you. so will onkyo 606. and surely pioneer as well. sony im not sure about as much. denon is nice but is more $ for the same feature set typically. etc. draw names from a hat, im sure you'll be happy with most.

if you are connecting pc, the yamaha 663 does clip BTB/WTW video with hdmi. it also has more primitive bass mgmt, but if all speakers are identical (cin 90 for ex), this is a moot point and doesn't concern you.

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Look on Newegg, the HTR-6160 is a good one.

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I got this Yammy HTR-6160 from Newegg for a rather good price, and may pretty much be the best bang for the buck for you. It's basically the HTR equivalent the the V663, and should prove every bit as worthy, imo. Why does Yamaha still continuing to use both lineups in the HTR and RX-V lines? They're more or less universal now, since they're both catered to the same crowds now.

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Great advice!

In reply to: Look on Newegg, the HTR-6160 is a good one.

That was exactly the kind of advice I was looking for. Nothing too fancy but I do want all the basics in sound. Im curious, what do you guys think about the Marantz SR4002? Any more suggestions on budget receivers are always welcome.

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MISTERGUY,

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I'M PARTIAL TO BOTH THE YAMAHA AND ONKYO 606.

Best wishes,

Riverledge.

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Well if Riverledge says he likes the Onkyo.....

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then I really have no other choice Happy Ill shop around online. Thanks again.

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