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Receivers are confusing me !

GrinReaper 166 December 15, 2015 at 04:10 AM
I just ordered the 65" Sonyx810c (1453 with tax and shipping!! go amazon !!) and need a receiver to go along with that. I have been looking at receivers online and each receiver leaves me more confused than before.

I essentially mean to use the TV as a monitor and my PC is my primary source of all entertainment, and will be plugging into my receiver as well. I have 5.1 speakers currently and am looking to upgrade my sub to a Bic f12 or a PSW505.


I was looking for a sub that all the dolby/dts etc. support, wifi (802.11 ac) and BT support. What are my options and what are some must have features that I am probably not even aware of?


I am looking to spend between $100-$350 on this

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Why does your receiver need Wifi (AC)? The receiver has wifi to connect ot your network to maybe stream some music or be able to be accessed with an app. Not high bandwidtth applications. You won't be using it to actually go get the video content. Your video source would be a roku, appleTV, PC, etc.

Other than the wifi most all your decent name brand receivers will do what your needing.

I personally have had good luck with Yamaha receivers and have occasionally went with refurbished models. .

Which models are you considering?
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Why does your receiver need Wifi (AC)? The receiver has wifi to connect ot your network to maybe stream some music or be able to be accessed with an app. Not high bandwidtth applications. You won't be using it to actually go get the video content. Your video source would be a roku, appleTV, PC, etc.

Other than the wifi most all your decent name brand receivers will do what your needing.

I personally have had good luck with Yamaha receivers and have occasionally went with refurbished models. .

Which models are you considering?
I figured if I used the video streaming apps in the Receiver I might need Wifi although admittedly i don't know if that's a hard and fast need.

You are right though, mostly all my video will be from the PC.

I was having a hard time deciding honestly, the only two I managed to narrow down were the RXV677 and the TSR 5970 which is going for 339 at Costco.

Other than these two, I looked at the Onkyo Fry's bundle for the 5.1.2 HT system with Dolby Atmos but the sub on that one is really muddy.

I kinda want to consider Sony too, mainly because I think that could reduce the number of remotes I carry but again it's not a hard and fast thing.
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I figured if I used the video streaming apps in the Receiver I might need Wifi although admittedly i don't know if that's a hard and fast need.

You are right though, mostly all my video will be from the PC.

I was having a hard time deciding honestly, the only two I managed to narrow down were the RXV677 and the TSR 5970 which is going for 339 at Costco.

Other than these two, I looked at the Onkyo Fry's bundle for the 5.1.2 HT system with Dolby Atmos but the sub on that one is really muddy.

I kinda want to consider Sony too, mainly because I think that could reduce the number of remotes I carry but again it's not a hard and fast thing.
Not sure receivers do the streaming like that. I have not seen any that do but some may. I would use a Roku or PC for that stuff though. If you can hardwire any of your entertainment equipment it will work a lot better than wifi just as a rule of thumb. I know I wire my Yamaha amp amp and roku and have zero issues.

Also links to what your looking for will be helpful for most. I am a fan of buying online personally and have gotten good deals on Thanksgiving/amazon
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Not sure receivers do the streaming like that. I have not seen any that do but some may. I would use a Roku or PC for that stuff though. If you can hardwire any of your entertainment equipment it will work a lot better than wifi just as a rule of thumb. I know I wire my Yamaha amp amp and roku and have zero issues.

Also links to what your looking for will be helpful for most. I am a fan of buying online personally and have gotten good deals on Thanksgiving/amazon
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Yamaha:Onkyo
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Yeah I know of no AVRs that act as a media center. There are dozens of options from XBOX 360s\Ones to ps3\4s to Rokus to WD TVLives, etc. that do that for you and can connect to the AVR, so there is really no need for it. Not to say there might not be one out there, but it is not really a feature worth anything imo.

As for the AVR itself, I have always preferred Denon brand AVRs, but that is me. Really comes down to what you need, the size of your room and what your budget is as to which one to get.

If you have the speakers already and are just looking to upgrade the sub, I do not understand the concern. Any AVR receiver will be able to connect a sub to your speaker setup by wire. If you want a wireless sub they can be had but you need a receiver capable of supporting it. I found wireless on a sub to be essentially a near worthless feature as you can just run a sub-woofer cable to the unit and place it by the front speakers or anywhere in the front of the room that is convenient.
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Your post is a tad confusing but in order for anyone to recommend a receiver you would be wise to post what kind of speakers you have. We don't know what kind of power you need to properly drive your speakers without that it's just a shot in the dark. On a side note any home theater subwoofer will work with any home theater receiver with a subwoofer output so I don't quite understand your question.

Also what connection does computer have to hookup to the receiver? Do you want a receiver capable of 4K pass through ect...
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...ge_o02_s00

this will give you anything you need except the wireless.
if you want wireless move to the STRDH850 and pay $100 more for something you dont really need.

since you are plugging your pc into your receiver, i see no reason to get a receiver with wifi.
the Bluetooth will allow you to connect your phone etc.

this receiver allows for 7.2 operation, or depending on your speakers, you can bi-amp your frotn speakers and run 5.2 instead if you desire.

it comes with the microphone to allow you to do and easy speaker setup and the remote is simple and small and you have an onscreen setup screen.

also it has the following for Sony components
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BRAVIA Sync Capable (HDMI CEC)

Conveniently operate and control select Sony BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Sony Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony home theater products
if you look at other sellers, amazon has it for $198 in stock just after christmas with free prime shipping
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Last edited by R1Budha December 22, 2015 at 12:59 PM
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802.11ac is pointless in a receiver and that's why you won't find it. As long as it's 802.11n it shouldn't slow your network down significantly.

Generally, you might actually be happier with a chromecast or chromecast audio than the streaming functionality built into a receiver...
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Other than these two, I looked at the Onkyo Fry's bundle for the 5.1.2 HT system with Dolby Atmos but the sub on that one is really muddy.
For $100 - $300 with speakers and amp, you're going to get junk
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For $100 - $300 with speakers and amp, you're going to get junk
it's actually $699
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