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Define good. That receiver is several generations old and lacks any notable features (unless you count 7.1) so if it were for me, no, it's not good, but your mileage may vary.
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Define good. That receiver is several generations old and lacks any notable features (unless you count 7.1) so if it were for me, no, it's not good, but your mileage may vary.

So long as its got digital inputs, it'll do 5.1 or 7.1 just fine. Features on a receiver are very nice though. I know I really wish mine had an automatic way to adjust levels, and an easier way to implement 7.1. I could care less about bluetooth, or network connectivity (I know there's others I'm missing, but whatever).

But really, so long as its got whatever connections he needs, I don't see a real problem with it. Older receivers are just as good as newer ones really in most cases.
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Except the fact that they are used, have no warranty, and lack HDMI or modern DSP...otherwise, yes they are just as good.
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Except the fact that they are used, have no warranty, and lack HDMI or modern DSP...otherwise, yes they are just as good.

Like I said, if its got the connections that he needs, it'll work fine. If he needs HDMI input and 7.1...then no it won't work.
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Your room didn't look like it was big enough for 7.1, and it didn't look like you even had 7.1 setup correctly though. confused.gif
I agree with astra though, avoid Sony's if you can. The Yamaha you've picked should do fine, so long as its got the connections and features you require. I've got the Yamaha RX-V467BL myself (5.1 or 7.1 with preamps), and I love mine to death. Running 7.1 off it with a spare Pioneer amplifier I had laying around.

its in my basement i will take a more in dept video of it later. Well now since you have a idea of the price range can you tell me a good one it has all the connections i need too but can i run a toslink from my pc to the amp and the amp will convert it to 7.1
Edited by liljoey112 - 2/6/12 at 8:00am
 
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Your room didn't look like it was big enough for 7.1, and it didn't look like you even had 7.1 setup correctly though. confused.gif
I agree with astra though, avoid Sony's if you can. The Yamaha you've picked should do fine, so long as its got the connections and features you require. I've got the Yamaha RX-V467BL myself (5.1 or 7.1 with preamps), and I love mine to death. Running 7.1 off it with a spare Pioneer amplifier I had laying around.

its in my basement i will take a more in dept video of it later. Well now since you have a idea of the price range can you tell me a good one

I'm honestly really happy with mine:
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V467BL-525-Watt-Channel-Receiver/dp/B003CP0K8W/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328544023&sr=1-1

Since the price between the used and new ones is very little, I'd go to the new one personally. I got mine brand new off TigerDirect about 8 months ago for $199.

Make note, that this receiver, in order to properly use 7.1...you'll need to use HDMI inputs, and you WILL need a 2 channel amplifier to drive the rear speakers. You can use a Lepai TA2020 to do that easily enough for $21 off Parts Express.

EDIT:
Nevermind, this year's model doesn't have 7.1 pre outs.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 2/6/12 at 8:04am
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its in my basement i will take a more in dept video of it later. Well now since you have a idea of the price range can you tell me a good one it has all the connections i need too but can i run a toslink from my pc to the amp and the amp will convert it to 7.1
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I'm honestly really happy with mine:
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V467BL-525-Watt-Channel-Receiver/dp/B003CP0K8W/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328544023&sr=1-1
Since the price between the used and new ones is very little, I'd go to the new one personally. I got mine brand new off TigerDirect about 8 months ago for $199.
Make note, that this receiver, in order to properly use 7.1...you'll need to use HDMI inputs, and you WILL need a 2 channel amplifier to drive the rear speakers. You can use a Lepai TA2020 to do that easily enough for $21 off Parts Express.
EDIT:
Nevermind, this year's model doesn't have 7.1 pre outs.

well i am about to take a video of my basement in 10 min so you can see if my pc area is big enough for 7.1 but i would love 7.2 or 5.2 smile.gif i like bass
 
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