What reciever should I buy? I have Infinity: Interlude 40's in front, Interlude 36 center, Alpha 25ES surrounds and OWS-1 rears. I am looking at Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon and H/K. I listen to TV 60% and music 40% and I am into the SACD's. How much power will I need, which one of these has the better auto speaker setup and do you really need it? I do not need multi room capabilities. I am upgrading my reciever from a Kenwood VR-507 5.1 and I want to go 7.1. My room is 13 x 14 with 8ft ceiling. The 13ft side is wide open into large dining kitchen area.
Thanks Nm2285 and Bluestar for responding. My budget is I don't want to spend more than $1000. If I could get away with less I would like that though. When I look at the receivers I am not sure how much power I need? Also do the amplifiers, i.e. the sound quality, stay the same in each product line with just the features changing. For example in the Pioneer Elite line you have the VSX-41, VSX-52TX, VSX-54TX, VSX-56TXi and in the HK you have AVR-335, AVR-435, AVR-635.