Home theater/Hi-Fi Expert.

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  1. Shikado

    Shikado David-Michelle-Edgar-Tony :wtc:

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    I want to buy a receiver for simple home theater setup for my bed room. I already have all the speakers but I don't really know which one to get. So far, I'm leaning toward Onkyo or NAD (no specific model). Please give me some input on what brand and which model I should be looking at.

    This is what I need:

    under $400 (included shipping)
    must have at least 3 audio/video Input with at least 1 s-video
    2 audio/video out (for TV and VCR)
    3 audio Inputs and maybe 1 out.
    5 channels surround AC-3 DTS

    What's not need but nice to have:

    Extra outlets
    Sound EQ preset (pop/rock/theater/live...ect.)
    separate balance control for front and rear
     
  2. Shikado

    Shikado David-Michelle-Edgar-Tony :wtc:

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    no one??
     
  3. tolomei

    tolomei Leaving Las *****-Vegas

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    Get a Yamaha they make good receivers for that price range.
     
  4. intellectual property

    intellectual property these pretzels are making me THIRSTY!

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  5. bigdaddio29

    bigdaddio29 Guest

    This isn't going to be too technical but I'd try newspaper & E-bay. I purchaesed EVERYTHING for my home theatre system (retail at $3,500) for only $500 & it all came from a super rich guy that upgraded & just wanted to get rid of what he had. Good luck!
     
  6. Shikado

    Shikado David-Michelle-Edgar-Tony :wtc:

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    I also will look at yamaha, denon, and sony but anyone wanna give me some model # for me to look at?
     
  7. Shikado

    Shikado David-Michelle-Edgar-Tony :wtc:

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    Since it has been move to the right forum, how about some real answer?
     
  8. HardTech

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    well, from what little I know, Denon makes the best receivers, but be prepared to pay a price. I'm sure you can pick up one of their low-end models for around that price.
     
  9. Shikado

    Shikado David-Michelle-Edgar-Tony :wtc:

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    Thank you for moving me here....:fawk2:
     
  10. 04

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    Why dont you go to the store and listen to a few models? See if you can take 1 or 2 home to demo. See if there is a difference in sound between the two (probably not). Buy the one that has all the features you need, the power ratings on MOST inexpensive and midrange recievers are inccorrect, especially in 5 channel mode. Unfortunatly ratings are mostly used to fool the consumer, because they can be easily put into a different context. For the 400 dollar price range you should be able to find an excellent reciever. Oh, and if you dont have a dvd player yet, be sure to not get one with an onboard dolby digital decoder, get one built into the reciever.
     
  11. LOUDSYSTEM

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    If your going to get a lower priced receiver check out Denon.. If you must have a sony home audio product please make sure its an ES model.

    www.denon.com check em out
     

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