Who's got recommendations on receivers (not the football kind)?
i currently have a yamaha htr-5860 that's a few years old now. unfortunately, it has no (zero, zip, zilch) hdmi inputs. and, i've grown tired of routing the video and audio separately and then having to adjust the delay to get them to sync up.
so, who has the skinny on a new receiver? my price range is $400-600. it doesn't need to be super powerful or anything. my current receiver is powerful enough to drive my speakers quite nicely (http://bit.ly/oyRyRb)
i've been looking at the aventage line (rx-a1000), but can't tell if it's actually worth the extra cash. for example, the rx-v867 can be had for about $479. the rx-a1000 is a little under $600. aside from the extra hdmi inputs, what would i gain with the rx-a1000?
Obviously, i'm partial to yamaha since it's treated me so well. but, i'm open to other suggestions.
oh, and feel free to link to a good deal on the receiver you're recommending as well.