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Sony - 725W 5.2-Ch. Hi-Res 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black $199.96

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I'm looking for a 4k@120hz receiver to go with my Game System.

Replacing my Pioneer VSX-532 that supported 4K@60fps I got for $159 2 years ago.
Is this a good one? Not sure why receivers are so expensive.

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Replacing my Pioneer VSX-532 that supported 4K@60fps I got for $159 2 years ago.

Is this a good one? Not sure why receivers are so expensive.
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This item doesn't support HDMI 2.1 so you wouldn't get the full 8K 120hz just up to 4K 60hz
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You just set off all sorts of alerts for people who aren't searching for a receiver.
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You should take the Xbox reference out of the description. Haters gone be hatin'.
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You should take the Xbox reference out of the description. Haters gone be hatin'.
Done - switched to Game System.
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This item doesn't support HDMI 2.1 so you wouldn't get the full 8K 120hz just up to 4K 60hz

Oh it doesn't?

It says "Number of HDMI HDCP 2.2 Inputs = 4" so I thought that was HDMI 2.1. Super confusing.

Got a good recommendation instead?
Anything below $200?
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Not bad, still hoping for something with wifi as well.
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Very low end avr.
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Hmmmmmnn, alert got me thinking about buying this receiver which I totally don't need.

It is an upgrade over my current Sony though as current one is a bit older, the front display rarely works ( doesn't bother me), and new one has Bluetooth. I do have a Google Chromecast Audio ( no longer available except maybe eBay, etc) hooked up to current set up to stream music. IMHO, it's better than Bluetooth as it's WiFi and works throughout the house without Bluetooths distance limits. It also sounds good. Connected with optical drive .....same port in chromecast audio functions as both 3.5mm OR optical.

So, don't NEED this. Still it's an upgrade, a great price, and they are almost sold out around me. Ahhh, the joys of the slickdeals effect. As the Clash sang, "Should I stay or should I go now"?
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Oh it doesn't?

It says "Number of HDMI HDCP 2.2 Inputs = 4" so I thought that was HDMI 2.1. Super confusing.

Got a good recommendation instead?
Anything below $200?
With HDMI 2.1? Probably not. Closest I've seen is the Yamaha on sale at Costco for $330, and it's a gamble whether they'll get their bugs ironed out with firmware. At least it's returnable if not. After that, most systems seem to start around $400 from what I've seen.
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According to https://www.sony.com/electronics/...ifications

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HDMI SUPPORTING HDCP2.2
Does that mean it's HDMI 2.2? (I'm thinking not).

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According to https://hometheaterreview.com/son...-reviewed/

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The only video input option is HDMI, and you get four HDMI 2.0a inputs with HDCP 2.2, plus a single HDMI 2.0a output with Audio Return Channel.
So assuming I just wanted to go from my TV to this for audio over HDMI, would there be any issues?
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Very low end avr.
I think AVRs are one of the areas where people overbuy and end up using only a few features when they could've bought something way cheaper.
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I think AVRs are one of the areas where people overbuy and end up using only a few features when they could've bought something way cheaper.
What would make you think that? I don't see a lot of posts where people said they wish they would have bought a "lesser" avr. I do see posts where people say they wish they would have bought a "more capable" avr.
With AVR's, the more you spend, the more you get, but you can't pick features ala carte. You can't say "I want X room correction , X amount of power, 1 phono input, 1 tape loop, but NO extra "zones" and no surround sound "enhancements" like "stadium" or "club" because you don't use those features. As the avr prices go up, so do the features. Some features you need and some you don't.
With this low end receiver, if you wanted two hdmi monitor outs, no dice. If you wanted a phono input, no dice. If you wanted binding posts for all speaker outputs, no dice. If you wanted room correction , no dice. If you wanted a tape record loop or a digital audio output, no dice. I could go on and on. And with Sony, you know those power wattage figures are a joke. Lol.
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Very low end avr.
I have this receiver, use it for a couple of decent def tech towers in stereo, feed audio back from the TV via hdmi ARC (don't run vid through it, I prefer hooking directly up to my TV for multiple reasons). Color me impressed, for low to medium volumes, I think it sounds very clean. I'm not an audiophile, but I can appreciate solid sound. I haven't tried it on higher volumes due to my living situation (attached walls). But for 95% of people, I think they'd be more than satisfied.
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