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Amazon has the Yamaha RX-V681 for 299.95. From my research, it seems to be a better deal vs the Onkyo TX-NR656 at 249.99 and Denon AVR-X1300 at 299.99.

I just picked up a 4k TV, so I wanted to upgrade my aging RX-V663

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Personally I would avoid Onkyo until they can show they have solved their HDMI issues. I also have read some lingering issues on Sony receivers, good reviews but questionable reliability.

Best Buy has a black Friday Pioneer you may want to look into. Otherwise Denon and Yamaha tend to be solid choices.
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What makes this better than the Onkyo and Denon?
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I'm trying to decide between

Yamaha RX-V681BL $299+tax on Amazon

Onkyo TX-NR 656 $249+$39 Geek Squad 4yr protection + tax on Best Buy

Sony STRDN1080 $399+tax in many places

I understand that Sony has the best sound of the lot but is ~$100 over my budget. I'm worried about TX-NR reliability and hence the addition of 4yr Geek Squad protection. In the end, it is Yamaha Vs Onkyo. I don't see too many official reviews for the 681BL. Anyone have any thoughts to share?

Any other receivers under $300 I should consider?
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I'm trying to decide between

Yamaha RX-V681BL $299+tax on Amazon

Onkyo TX-NR 656 $249+$39 Geek Squad 4yr protection + tax on Best Buy

Sony STRDN1080 $399+tax in many places

I understand that Sony has the best sound of the lot but is ~$100 over my budget. I'm worried about TX-NR reliability and hence the addition of 4yr Geek Squad protection. In the end, it is Yamaha Vs Onkyo. I don't see too many official reviews for the 681BL. Anyone have any thoughts to share?

Any other receivers under $300 I should consider?
Personally I would avoid Onkyo until they can show they have solved their HDMI issues. I also have read some lingering issues on Sony receivers, good reviews but questionable reliability.

Best Buy has a black Friday Pioneer you may want to look into. Otherwise Denon and Yamaha tend to be solid choices.
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stay away from Onkyo. Quality is pretty bad.
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Can you elaborate? The Sony is currently at the top of my list of considerations.
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Sony is the way to go
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If you want to utilize music cast this is a great receiver. I only added that because I havent seen it mentioned yet in the thread. I have the 581 and it's great. The wireless speakers now are as low as $99 and they are adding Alexa integration. The app is pretty good as well.
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Can someone add insight into the biggest differences between this vs. Denon AVR-X1300?
Trying to decide between the two.
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I'm looking for a receiver that I can fully control from the Bluetooth or Wifi inputs as it will be hidden in a wall, would this one fit the bill? I would not be able to use the remote control because of where it will be placed
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I'm trying to decide between

Yamaha RX-V681BL $299+tax on Amazon

Onkyo TX-NR 656 $249+$39 Geek Squad 4yr protection + tax on Best Buy

Sony STRDN1080 $399+tax in many places

I understand that Sony has the best sound of the lot but is ~$100 over my budget. I'm worried about TX-NR reliability and hence the addition of 4yr Geek Squad protection. In the end, it is Yamaha Vs Onkyo. I don't see too many official reviews for the 681BL. Anyone have any thoughts to share?

Any other receivers under $300 I should consider?
Seems we are in the same decision making process. I have the Onkyo sitting here trying waiting.
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How does this Yamaha RX-V681 compare with Yamaha 583 ( sold as 5830 at Costco)? Thanks.
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