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Fry's has the Onkyou TX-NR609 at $199 which is an absolute STEAL. I've never seen it so low. http://www.frys.com/product/6553573?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Edit: Oops only in store i guess frown.gif
Edited by SlyFox - 11/20/12 at 3:42pm
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Fry's has the Onkyou TX-NR609 at $199 which is an absolute STEAL. I've never seen it so low. http://www.frys.com/product/6553573?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Edit: Oops only in store i guess frown.gif

Yeah I saw the in store only part too. Forgive my ignorance but it looks like the HT-R590 is a better receiver based on the specs? Or is there more to this?
     
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I will warn you against Onkyo.
A) They run hot... Even with adequate cooling they get to hot keep your hand on top of them.

b) I have had two, and have had four friends with various Onkyos over the course of the last three years and we all end up with the same problem... The HDMI duaghter board dies (even the models with built in fans). The receiver itself still works but eventually your HDMI will start to take longer and longer to synch and/or start to de-synch as the screen starts to "Fuzz Out" as we started calling it. It really is a shame as everything else about the receivers is great. Look up Onkyo, HDMI and bad or faulty caps.

As for a choice of what to buy... I would go with the Yamaha as they tend to be built like tanks.
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I will warn you against Onkyo.
A) They run hot... Even with adequate cooling they get to hot keep your hand on top of them.

b) I have had two, and have had four friends with various Onkyos over the course of the last three years and we all end up with the same problem... The HDMI duaghter board dies (even the models with built in fans). The receiver itself still works but eventually your HDMI will start to take longer and longer to synch and/or start to de-synch as the screen starts to "Fuzz Out" as we started calling it. It really is a shame as everything else about the receivers is great. Look up Onkyo, HDMI and bad or faulty caps.

As for a choice of what to buy... I would go with the Yamaha as they tend to be built like tanks.

Now that's the kind of post I was looking for! smile.gif It's a shame that they die out. Is this only on select models or batches?
     
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I would go with yamha. I have the vx 2700 I love it and all the features and the 7*140 at one point i was running ten speakers because i went with a exteranl amp. The features i like were the HDMI switching, The 140*7, The GUI, and the fact i can kinda run it as a eq. Lot of settings, only had one problem and that was i used the volume knob to much so its not as good as it used to be.
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I would go with yamha. I have the vx 2700 I love it and all the features and the 7*140 at one point i was running ten speakers because i went with a exteranl amp. The features i like were the HDMI switching, The 140*7, The GUI, and the fact i can kinda run it as a eq. Lot of settings, only had one problem and that was i used the volume knob to much so its not as good as it used to be.

So that's two for Yamaha and two for Onkyo.
     
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I've not been a big fan of Onkyo's receivers for the last few years and have always preferred Denon, HK, and Yammy but like others have said the price range kinda hurts for some other brands and better models with 7.1....... Out of those I guess my vote goes to the Yammy since most of them are built like tanks and sound surprisingly good for their prices. Good luck. thumb.gif
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I've not been a big fan of Onkyo's receivers for the last few years and have always preferred Denon, HK, and Yammy but like others have said the price range kinda hurts for some other brands and better models with 7.1....... Out of those I guess my vote goes to the Yammy since most of them are built like tanks and sound surprisingly good for their prices. Good luck. thumb.gif

Okay I wanna get a few more opinions in here before I make the final decision. Thanks everyone! smile.gif
     
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I know you said 250 or under but if you have a best buy near you I highly recommend you check out your local stores clearance inventory, you can get some pretty amazing details which is how I got mine
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I know you said under 250 but if you have a best buy near you I highly recommend you check out your local stores clearance inventory, you can get some pretty amazing details which is how I got mine

I'm kind of avoiding best buy considering how many stores are closing. I have gone in and looked at their audio section but for 7.1 receivers I don't recall any of them being under $300.
     
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