I have been using an all-in-one Pioneer unit that I purchased in 1985 for years to run sound from my TV through a pair of external speakers. I recently purchased a Samsung LCD that only has HDMI and component in, NO audio out, and there is a delay between the analog audio from my satellite box and the built in speakers on the TV. The external speakers are fine Klipschs (Okay, from the mid-90’s, but still working fine).
The room is not large, I am not looking for surround sound, it is just a spot for me to smoke a cigar and watch a movie. I figure it is time to upgrade the AV receiver, but I am a cheap SOB. Please correct me if I am wrong or offer advice.
1. If I pick up something with multiple HDMI inputs, and one out to the TV, I am assuming the sound from the external speakers will be a closer match. I have a new Blu-ray player and Directv that both utilize HDMI.
2. I am looking at Yamaha RX-V367 and HTR 3063 ($200ish). It looks like these are basically the same unit.
3. It would be extra nice to stay under $150. Do any of the following stand out as either above the others or avoid by all means?
Please help. I am a fish out of water on this stuff.
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