Amazon.com has the Onkyo TX-SR506 Silver 7.1 Channel Receiver for $160 with free shipping. Features 6 audio inputs, digital audio in, S-Video Input, Front-Panel A/V, Component Input, and 3x HDMI. [BizRate]

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    TTM77 Ben's cred: 99
    Posted 2:21 pm PST 12/30/08

    Ordered.. thanks ben.

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    handisnacks Ben's cred: 3
    Posted 2:28 pm PST 12/30/08

    Really not worth it. HDMI is only passthrough, and I bet it runs extremely hot, as do most bottom end receivers. Better off saving for the Onkyo TX-SR606 or Sonys STR-DG820 as good entry level receivers.

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    rous Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 2:33 pm PST 12/30/08

    Get something with pre-outs also so you can add an amp in the future.

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    cadaver Ben's cred: 312
    Posted 2:52 pm PST 12/30/08

    The 606 is $349 w/free shipping at the egg.

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    GreenDogg Ben's cred: 9
    Posted 3:05 pm PST 12/30/08

    Yep, get the 606 instead. This doesn't have Dolby TrueHD.

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    bsg75 Ben's cred: 71
    Posted 4:11 pm PST 12/30/08

    Still it's a better deal than you'd probably get at a big box b&M store. Personally I wouldn't spend $300+ on a receiver I'd rather get a better TV

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    RavinDJ Ben's cred: 31
    Posted 6:17 pm PST 12/30/08

    I got the 805 Onkyo and I love it! $650 shipped.

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    tnaant Ben's cred: 19
    Posted 6:18 pm PST 12/30/08

    Or get the 805 and love it.

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    Jason44 Ben's cred: 23
    Posted 6:20 pm PST 12/30/08

    Nice deal, thanks Ben!

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    iHominid Ben's cred: 6
    Posted 8:24 pm PST 12/30/08

    I installed a 506 a week ago to replace a dead mid-tier receiver from another manufacturer for a relative. The Onkyo 506 rocks if you're not willing to spend twice as much money for something that is mostly the same for a lot of installations. I don't mind the extra digital co-ax and optical cables because the receiver only passes-through the HDMI without audio - still beats the heck out of several channels of shielded component color cables + audio cables. I found the interface (both the front of the receiver and the remote control) and the manual very friendly to setup & use. Order your cables online, they are 5x as much in brick & mortar stores.

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    Sven Ben's cred: 9
    Posted 8:34 pm PST 12/30/08

    Can anyone recommend a good set of (relatively cheap) speakers to go with this? Thanks!

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    kingtz Ben's cred: 23
    Posted 11:31 pm PST 12/30/08

    #11, take a gander at the Polk Monitor speakers. They're excellent for their price, and were on sale on newegg.

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    bobdiesel Ben's cred: 3
    Posted 2:50 am PST 12/31/08

    I have been looking at the same, and I was looking at the R-150's at crutchfield.com

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    Dawgfan1 Ben's cred: 23
    Posted 3:52 am PST 12/31/08

    Check out Flunce for cheap, yet decent speakers. You can get a 5.1 set for $500.

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    dealover Ben's cred: 13
    Posted 7:38 am PST 12/31/08

    Excellent setup at this price range for my projector. I only need to run 1 long HDMI cable to my ceiling mounted projector. I don't mind connecting digital audio cable from my dvd player.

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