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I might be selling my Sony DN1000 A/V receiver today for $220. I'm looking to replace it just because I like to get new things, I am really considering the Onkyo HT-RC260 for $265 on Amazon, which is pretty much my MAX budget. I don't care whether it's new or used I just want something new. I've had good luck buying used items on Amazon in the past.

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I am 99% happy with my rc260, the 1% is that I bought it right before the new models came out that have network...
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I am 99% happy with my rc260, the 1% is that I bought it right before the new models came out that have network...
Do the newer revisions of the rc260 have a LAN port? I know the 270 does but I'm looking to buy one tonight.
    
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I might be selling my Sony DN1000 A/V receiver today for $220. I'm looking to replace it just because I like to get new things, I am really considering the Onkyo HT-RC260 for $265 on Amazon, which is pretty much my MAX budget. I don't care whether it's new or used I just want something new. I've had good luck buying used items on Amazon in the past.

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what are you going to hook up to it?
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I love my SR608... Fry's had it for $299 in store a couple months back and i jumped on it. That is the cheapest i've seen it ever.....
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I love my SR608... Fry's had it for $299 in store a couple months back and i jumped on it. That is the cheapest i've seen it ever.....
RC-260 is just the stripped down TX-SR608. Very few differences between the two. At 299 dollars however, I would get the 608 over the 260.

To answer the OPs question, I do not believe that the RC-260 comes with networking ability. If there has been new revisions with a LAN port, I haven't heard of it. It really doesn't make sense to add one, since it would essentially make it the same as a TX-SR608 functionality wise aside from THX cert. and Sirius radio.
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what are you going to hook up to it?
I'll be using 5.1 but I'll have 4 HDMI devices connected.

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I love my SR608... Fry's had it for $299 in store a couple months back and i jumped on it. That is the cheapest i've seen it ever.....
That's a great price.
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RC-260 is just the stripped down TX-SR608. Very few differences between the two. At 299 dollars however, I would get the 608 over the 260.

To answer the OPs question, I do not believe that the RC-260 comes with networking ability. If there has been new revisions with a LAN port, I haven't heard of it. It really doesn't make sense to add one, since it would essentially make it the same as a TX-SR608 functionality wise aside from THX cert. and Sirius radio.
Yeah I don't think they added a LAN port, that's one of the step up features of the 270.
    
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I'll be using 5.1 but I'll have 4 HDMI devices connected.


That's a great price.


Yeah I don't think they added a LAN port, that's one of the step up features of the 270.
If you are using a 5.1 setup, you might as well get the Denon 591 with MultiEQ. It has a PC input, and pre-outs at the cost of having fewer channels and less power per channel.

I think that is a good trade off, especially if you are using speakers that are easier to drive.
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Yamaha RX-V371 Surround Receiver

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I got a a Yamaha RX-559 that sounds great. There is one on ebay for $100 I think. Probably best to buy used.
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