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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 09:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Can anyone recommend a receiver?

Right now I have a Yamaha HTR-5063 and it works great. I have it in a 7.1 setup.
However, sometime this year I am upgrading my TV to a 4K HDR10 and will be getting the new Xbox Scarlett. I also have several media that has Dolby Atmos / DTS:X tracks on it as well as the console doing it too.
My current receiver only supports 1080p and doesn't support Atmos / X.

I've been doing some research and I've found two that seem pretty decent:
Sony STR-DH790
Yamaha TSR-7850R

The Sony can be found for around $250 used and the Yamaha is $300 refurbished.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Thanks a ton!

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I own 3 Yamahas. Oldest one is from 1992. Last one I bought was the Yamaha RX-V681BL which has Atmos and I got it because it was very versatile and supported phono and tons of HDMI including 4K. It is a bit pricey though.

If your budget is ~$300 look at the Yamaha models in that price range and get one that will satisfy your needs!

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Thanks. I really do love this Yamaha it's just so damn old and all the audio/video inputs/outputs are outdated.
Looking at the Yamaha TSR-7850 as it's their latest revision of their cheapest model.
It does it all though - 4k, HDR, Atmos, 7ch.
It's around $380 after taxes new but you can get it refurbished for around $300 after taxes.

I feel like 4k / Atmos should be future proof for at least a decade so that's only like $30 a year.

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Thanks. I really do love this Yamaha it's just so damn old and all the audio/video inputs/outputs are outdated.
Looking at the Yamaha TSR-7850 as it's their latest revision of their cheapest model.
It does it all though - 4k, HDR, Atmos, 7ch.
It's around $380 after taxes new but you can get it refurbished for around $300 after taxes.

I feel like 4k / Atmos should be future proof for at least a decade so that's only like $30 a year.

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Ended up getting a used Yamaha RX-V583 for $205 shipped. It's a 2017 model but it has everything the newer models have. I double checked the specs page. Apparently you can even use your phone as a remote control.

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2 years ago is nothing in audio, is kinda like 2 years in TVs/Monitors. Not much changes, and we're all still waiting for the same thing we were waiting on 5+ years ago.

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