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Very simple question between two very similar receivers at the effective same price, wondering which one you guys think is better.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115373

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115314

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The first one, more options and better customer reviews.
 
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If you have purchased something recently from Newegg they may send you a one time use coupon of 40% off Yamaha receivers and htib. I used the coupon to get the YAMAHA RX-V373BL for $175 shipped. I have received the coupon multiple times in the past 2 months each with a 48 or 72 hour window to use.
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Originally Posted by Archngamin View Post

If you have purchased something recently from Newegg they may send you a one time use coupon of 40% off Yamaha receivers and htib. I used the coupon to get the YAMAHA RX-V373BL for $175 shipped. I have received the coupon multiple times in the past 2 months each with a 48 or 72 hour window to use.


That would be nice. I'm thinking I'm probably gonna get the the 471, they were only the same effective price for a bit there, and if I could get that deal, I could get it for $150. Also considering this, but I really don't like how cheaped out on some things the 3 series is: http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V371BL-5-1-Channel-Receiver/dp/B004QQXDVC

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Someone posted the Onkyo TX-NR609 for 200. I'd definitely look into that.

http://www.frys.com/product/6553573?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Edited by Simca - 11/24/12 at 10:47am
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post #6 of 19
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Hmm, that looks like an amazingly better receiver, even though I have experience with yamaha before,I very well might get that.

 

But three questions: I have heard of onkyo's overheating before, is that an issue with this one, and will it sound very similar to the yamaha, and does it upconvert all inputs to 1 hdmi out?

 

Edit: nearest store is in Georgia. :S


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Onkyo's ftmp get warm, not overheat, but I won't say with 100% certainty that they won't simply because I'm not THAT into receivers that I have heard of all cases or even most cases. I think it's largely exaggerated and that's a good receiver, but you do have to go to a Fry's store and that sucks big time. If not that receiver then I also recommend the Denon 1712 if you can get it refurbed or the Pioneer VSX-1022-K. Both those should be in your price range.

Yamaha's aren't bad, I just don't have that much experience with them, especially the models you listed.
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post #8 of 19
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Onkyo's ftmp get warm, not overheat, but I won't say with 100% certainty that they won't simply because I'm not THAT into receivers that I have heard of all cases or even most cases. I think it's largely exaggerated and that's a good receiver, but you do have to go to a Fry's store and that sucks big time. If not that receiver then I also recommend the Denon 1712 if you can get it refurbed or the Pioneer VSX-1022-K. Both those should be in your price range.
Yamaha's aren't bad, I just don't have that much experience with them, especially the models you listed.


Well that's the thing, I have the model number right before that one within 20 feet of me, so I know pretty well how to manipulate it. Others I would have to re-learn. I would definitely like that onkyo more, but there is no way I can get to the store.

 

E: That pioneer looks very promising. :)

 

E2: Ok it has upscaling to hdmi, something that yamaha doesn't offer but for like $600. It looks perfect. I just wonder how it's so cheap. Almost already sold. Thank you Simca!


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One more question: if you are using the digital out, and you have a soundcard, does the receiver do the decoding work or whatever you call it, or does the soundcard? The reason I ask is it seems a sound card would be mighty pointless if the receiver does the work.

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Receiver does the work, the soundcard is useless short of effects.
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