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#281463 - 12/04/09 04:52 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
Emzdogz Offline
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 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I don't care if it comes in purple, if I can get it at a good price. I've never heard of "High end electronics" in Tampa, Florida, though. Are there any user ratings on this site somewhere? Searching for it, but haven't found any yet.


from that address (being a life long resident of the area), I'm pretty sure its in an office park. So it may not be a retail location at all, but rather a warehousing/shipping type of place.
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#281469 - 12/04/09 05:44 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: Emzdogz]
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Here's another idea for a cheap receiver. It's a Sherwood RD7502 100 wpc 7.1 for $215.83 which includes shipping form Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Sherwood-RD7502-7-...59966392&sr=1-5

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#281470 - 12/04/09 06:11 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
Adrian Offline
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It's only $199 if you go to Amazon Marketplace.
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#281477 - 12/04/09 07:32 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: Adrian]
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Yeah. 199 + shipping = 215.83 at amazon.

For Pioneer, I like the VSX-819H over the VSX-519V for about $100 more. It has many more audio encoding options, plus all post type/banana plub speaker connections.

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#281481 - 12/04/09 08:34 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
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Does anyone reading this have the Pioneer vsx-819h-k? One of the reviews on CNET says that there is a lip sync issue with this receiver that can't be corrected. Is this true or is it just a faulty review.

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#281694 - 12/07/09 05:18 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
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Right now I'm thinking that the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K would be a better receiver for the money, since it hast 1080p up-conv, GUI interface, and about 95% of the reviews I've read say it has superior sound quality for receivers in this price range.

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#281699 - 12/07/09 06:01 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
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I have the 1018, and really like it. But wouldn't take the 1019 upgrade if it was free. It's not a bad receiver, but the added features do nothing for me (mostly iPhone/Pod integration), and the removed some useful things (like pre-outs).

I believe the GUI has improved in the 1019, in the 1018, it wasn't so much a graphical interface, as it was a on-screen textual. Also, don't get too excited about the 1080p up-conversion, it only applies to the analog inputs (confirmed that has not changed in the 1019). If you input a signal at less than 1080 over the HDMI input, it is just passed through to the display unaltered. It can also do color/contrast/etc. adjustments on the analog input, up to 1080i. 1080p over component (like the Xbox 360 does), is simply digitized and passed to the HDMI.

These are not marks against a receiver of this price, no one else does these things either in this range, but people tend to get their hopes up when looking at the feature list.
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#281701 - 12/07/09 07:23 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: ClubNeon]
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I agree with you after thinking about it further. I just noticed the 919 version of this model. It looks to be exactly the same as the 1019, except for 3 things. 1080i instead of 1080p up-conv, no backlight on the remote, and 3 instead of 4 HDMI. Also $350 instead of $480 from Newegg. Not a bad deal, me thinks. A side by side comparision of the detailed specs on the Pioneer site showed them to be exact otherwise. Also both are GUI.

As a side note, the 1018 model isn't available anymore.


Edited by CatBrat (12/07/09 07:56 PM)

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#282004 - 12/10/09 01:06 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
CatBrat Offline
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Right now, I've narrowed my choice of Receiver (cheap to midrange) for my son and myself to either the

Onkyo TX-SR607 or the
Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K
Denon AVR1910

These can be had from Bestbuy for around $500.00. I prefer not to order online around Christmas time, if it can be avoided.

Does anyone prefer one over the other for a good reason? Thanks in advance.

Although if I go Onkyo, I may get the TX-SR707 for myself.


Edited by CatBrat (12/10/09 01:19 PM)

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#282063 - 12/10/09 09:22 PM Re: Gift idea [Re: CatBrat]
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Well, it's all done now. I purchased 2 receivers.

For myself: Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH.
For gift: Pioneer VSX-819H-k.

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