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so a VERY large electronics store in my state is going out of business.....and today i got this set of speakers for literally half what they are sold at from best buy down the street....i could not pass it up.......

anyway i need a really good receiver now.......the speakers are 100w 8ohm speakers as i believe most are.....so a receiver that fits that bill is a must....i got my tax returns back and have decent money......BUT im not willing to spend a ton on this receiver......

as far as components go, i have my xbox360 (HDMI) the wii (analog) and my DVD player (progressive scan) i know get an HDMI DVD player.....but this one has served me well and when it dies ill get a new one....

now i have seen some receivers that upconvert analog which is good cause i wont have to send more cables to the tv. but i don't think i have seen any that will upconvert the component cables of my DVD player....but whatever.....mostly im looking for a solid receiver that's $500.00ish that will push these little klipsch speakers till the day i decide to upgrade them.

there are a few Onkyo receivers i like, denon is kinda pricey........never had a sony receiver what about those?


HELP..........id like to go get this thing tomorrow!!!!
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 3/1/11 at 10:38pm
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This is the one I'm looking at right now:


I'm going to start building my own home theater as well.
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Take a look at the onkyo 608. If you like that then look at the rc260. The 260 is a 608 minus THX (worthless) SAT radio (maybe for some) and VGA (hdmi is here...). I have a 260 and love it and is way below your budget. It will upconvert, 7.1 audio, OSD. With the spare $$ saved you could grab 2 more speakers for 7.1 or a blu-ray player.
Sony receivers used to be pretty good but they have not been pushing forward like they used to.
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Take a look at the onkyo 608. If you like that then look at the rc260. The 260 is a 608 minus THX (worthless) SAT radio (maybe for some) and VGA (hdmi is here...). I have a 260 and love it and is way below your budget. It will upconvert, 7.1 audio, OSD. With the spare $$ saved you could grab 2 more speakers for 7.1 or a blu-ray player.
Sony receivers used to be pretty good but they have not been pushing forward like they used to.

I like just about everything you said until the THX = worthless. It is not worthless if you have THX certified speakers and want to be sure that they output what they are certifed to do. Now the speaker set that the OP has is not THX certified so yes in a way the 608's THX would not really be that big of a deal to him at this moment.

My suggestion goes to the RC260 as well though because the OP would really not need the other stuff at the moment.

Pricing from accessories4less:

RC260: $289.99
SR608: $309.99
SR508: $189.99

The RC260 and the 608 will do video upconversion from any input. The 508 will not. This means that with the 608/RC260 you can run the Wii or your current DVD palyer to the receiver with component cables and still only have 1 hdmi cable going out to the tv. The 508 does not do upconversion so whatever is plugged into it will have to also be coming out as well.
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Originally Posted by Invidiafanboy View Post
I like just about everything you said until the THX = worthless. It is not worthless if you have THX certified speakers and want to be sure that they output what they are certifed to do. Now the speaker set that the OP has is not THX certified so yes in a way the 608's THX would not really be that big of a deal to him at this moment.

My suggestion goes to the RC260 as well though because the OP would really not need the other stuff at the moment.

Pricing from accessories4less:

RC260: $289.99
SR608: $309.99
SR508: $189.99

The RC260 and the 608 will do video upconversion from any input. The 508 will not. This means that with the 608/RC260 you can run the Wii or your current DVD palyer to the receiver with component cables and still only have 1 hdmi cable going out to the tv. The 508 does not do upconversion so whatever is plugged into it will have to also be coming out as well.
Very interesting info! Thank you. I may be looking at the 260 now.
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Anyone have thoughts on a refurb'd receiver w/ 1 yr warranty?
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I have the HT-S5300 System from them that I order back at the beginning of Feb. Normal Warranty I believe is 2 yrs from Onkyo. You can also purchase a 3 yr warranty from A4L as well. Lots of people from avsforum buy from them as well. 90% of the time if something is going to mess up it will be in the first year.
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I have the HT-S5300 System from them that I order back at the beginning of Feb. Normal Warranty I believe is 2 yrs from Onkyo. You can also purchase a 3 yr warranty from A4L as well. Lots of people from avsforum buy from them as well. 90% of the time if something is going to mess up it will be in the first year.
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