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Jewish Rabbi
07-11-2008, 11:39 PM
I inherited a surround sound system from my uncle after he passed this winter (Chiefs season ticket holder for 8 years) and I am looking to upgrade the receiver and wanted some recomendations. I don't have many components, just need to hook up satelite box, 360, and PS3 to my tv. I'm looking for HDMI switching, although it doesn't need to be 1080p (my tv only has 720p). Any suggestions (models, brands, places to buy from) are appreciated.

RustShack
07-12-2008, 01:49 AM
Probably the most expensive one you can get, so you know its good.

QuikSsurfer
07-12-2008, 11:24 AM
Onkyo TX-SR Series

rep me later.

Jewish Rabbi
07-12-2008, 05:32 PM
Probably the most expensive one you can get, so you know its good.

Thanks for the advice :P

RustShack
07-12-2008, 05:34 PM
Charles Rogers?

Third Eye
07-12-2008, 07:21 PM
Denon and Yamaha are two top brands. You get what you pay for when it comes to receivers IMO, so be prepared.

KcMizzou
07-12-2008, 08:12 PM
Thanks for the advice :PHeh, reminds me of my brother's advice on buying a TV. Just got my stimulus check today.

I've got a roomie who i think (kinda hope, actually) might be moving out soon. So, I was telling my bro, I want a big screen, that'll be nice in the living room, should he go and take his TV with him. But for now, it's gonna be in my bedroom. I've got my eye on a nice Sharp 42", but thought it might be too big for a bedroom.

His advice, "Buy the biggest, nicest one you can afford. You won't be sorry"

Jewish Rabbi
07-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Heh, reminds me of my brother's advice on buying a TV. Just got my stimulus check today.

I've got a roomie who i think (kinda hope, actually) might be moving out soon. So, I was telling my bro, I want a big screen, that'll be nice in the living room, should he go and take his TV with him. But for now, it's gonna be in my bedroom. I've got my eye on a nice Sharp 42", but thought it might be too big for a bedroom.

His advice, "Buy the biggest, nicest one you can afford. You won't be sorry"
I just bought a Samsung LNa450. 40 inches is plenty big enough for my living room, but I don't think it would be too big for a bedroom either. My only advice is to go to an electronics store to look, even if you end up buying at a Best Buy. I went with a 720p, saving $500 over the Samsung 40' 1080p, because quite frankly there was hardly any difference. The tvs were sitting right next to each other, same settings, same show, no difference. 1080p is overated at least on tvs 40' or smaller.

RustShack
07-12-2008, 09:17 PM
Thats what she said.

Huffman83
07-13-2008, 11:20 AM
Here's what I went w/. It's not the most expensive unit, but I'm pretty happy w/ my Onkyo unit. Of course if you can afford better. Go for it. But the Onkyo stuff is a pretty good bang for your buck.

http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=TX-SR506&class=Receiver&p=i

BigVE
07-13-2008, 11:57 AM
Onkyo here too. Love it.

Jewish Rabbi
07-13-2008, 02:03 PM
I've heard Denon is supposed to be the best...Anyone have experience with those? Is the sound quality worth the price difference?

Stryker
07-14-2008, 08:34 AM
I went with Harmon Kardon. I bought this unit back in March of this year - awesome clean sound.

http://www.harmankardon.com/images/product_small/AVR347.jpg

http://www.harmankardon.com/product_detail.aspx?Region=USA&Country=US&Language=ENG&cat=REC&prod=AVR%20347&sType=C

RedandGold
07-15-2008, 06:48 AM
I've heard Denon is supposed to be the best...Anyone have experience with those? Is the sound quality worth the price difference?

The higher end Denon units are nice, but for the price of their lower end receivers, you're better off looking at either Onkyo or HK.

For the same money, you usually get more whistles and bells with Onkyo, but I prefer the clean sound of the HK.

I've had my HK for over a year now, and I never regretted the purchase.

Dicky McElephant
07-15-2008, 06:08 PM
Onkyo here too. Love it.

Same here.

Gaz
07-15-2008, 09:15 PM
Mrs. Gaz & I have [2] Onkyo receivers [Living Room & Bedroom] & have been very happy with both. We auditioned a ton of receivers [thank you to the very tolerant Ultimate Electronics folks who paired receiver X with speaker Y ad nauseum until we made our decision].

Onkyo truly rocks.

Your mileage may vary...

xoxo~
Gaz
Total Onkyo geek.

Jewish Rabbi
07-15-2008, 09:23 PM
So the consensus seems to be Onkyo is the best bang for my buck...any particular models? Or just get the one with the connectivity I need with a little bit of room for expansion? How long do these things typically last?

QuikSsurfer
07-15-2008, 10:03 PM
So the consensus seems to be Onkyo is the best bang for my buck...any particular models? Or just get the one with the connectivity I need with a little bit of room for expansion? How long do these things typically last?

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Valiant
07-15-2008, 10:29 PM
You cant go wrong with Onkyo.. Good bang for the buck products..

Valiant
07-15-2008, 10:30 PM
So the consensus seems to be Onkyo is the best bang for my buck...any particular models? Or just get the one with the connectivity I need with a little bit of room for expansion? How long do these things typically last?

LOL, that is what i get for not reading the whole thread..

RustShack
07-20-2008, 11:51 AM
So did you ever buy one?

Jewish Rabbi
07-20-2008, 02:20 PM
So did you ever buy one?

Not yet...Bought a subwoofer first instead.

Boon
07-20-2008, 04:34 PM
Not yet...Bought a subwoofer first instead.

You didn't ask which one to get.

Which one did you get?
I bought a Klipsch two yrs ago. It's nice.

RedandGold
07-20-2008, 04:48 PM
You didn't ask which one to get.

Which one did you get?
I bought a Klipsch two yrs ago. It's nice.

I went with a Mirage S12. I was originally going to go with an SVS PB10, but when I was able to grab the S12 on clearance at Vanns for $399 (originally $800), it was tough to pass up.

From the reviews, it was compared to the Hsu VTF-3 Mk II, which was right at $700 at the time.

For anyone looking now, I would have a tough time not recommending either Hsu of SVS unless you happen to come across a deal comparable to the one I found on the Mirage.

Boon
07-20-2008, 05:11 PM
The Klipsch is the RW 12D. I was also considering HSU and Velodyne. Am real happy with the Klipsch. Need to upgrade the receiver someday. Short on cash right now though.

Has anybody ever bought new electronics on EBay? Experiences?

Edit: Nice price on the Mirage.

Jewish Rabbi
07-20-2008, 10:57 PM
The Klipsch is the RW 12D. I was also considering HSU and Velodyne. Am real happy with the Klipsch. Need to upgrade the receiver someday. Short on cash right now though.

Has anybody ever bought new electronics on EBay? Experiences?

Edit: Nice price on the Mirage.

I went with the Infinity PS 28. It's kind of small, but I got it for $100 off eBay, and living in an apartment next year, I really can't have a ton of bass going all the time. This is my first electronics experience on eBay, I'll let you know how it goes. I don't imagine there will be any problems, but compare the item you're looking at to the retail price. If the difference isn't worth the risk to you, then pass and get it from a store. Also, be patient. I tried for about two weeks before I got my sub at a price I was willing to pay. And as always, check out the feedback of the seller, return policy, etc.

Thig Lyfe
01-25-2009, 10:49 PM
Mrs. Gaz & I have [2] Onkyo receivers [Living Room & Bedroom] & have been very happy with both. We auditioned a ton of receivers [thank you to the very tolerant Ultimate Electronics folks who paired receiver X with speaker Y ad nauseum until we made our decision].

Onkyo truly rocks.

Your mileage may vary...

xoxo~
Gaz
Total Onkyo geek.


Wow, this is Gaz's most recent post and nobody even noticed it?

bowener
01-26-2009, 01:20 AM
Wow, this is Gaz's most recent post and nobody even noticed it?

I never met him (on the net or in life)... so I decided to search out some of his posts to see what he was like... your bumped thread on Browning gave me the idea... this seems like some strange "last words" to go out on.

Jewish Rabbi
01-26-2009, 02:46 AM
That's how I do!

BossChief
05-04-2010, 07:21 PM
Mrs. Gaz & I have [2] Onkyo receivers [Living Room & Bedroom] & have been very happy with both. We auditioned a ton of receivers [thank you to the very tolerant Ultimate Electronics folks who paired receiver X with speaker Y ad nauseum until we made our decision].

Onkyo truly rocks.

Your mileage may vary...

xoxo~
Gaz
Total Onkyo geek.


Will this go down as the final Gaz post?