For the Ubber Techies

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    For the Ubber Techies

    So for Christmas I want to get my BF a receiver. 
    I know nothing.

    Any thoughts on Denon and Marantz? This is what I was thinking, ish?


     
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    I am an uber n00b with entertainment/sound systems.

    Given the specs, I know that I would be pretty happy with it, but I don't know how it compares to other receiver decks.
     
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    That was quick!!

    I really wish I could just get him a GC for it, so then he could pick out what he wanted, within reason of course. My "system" is laughable at best. I did get the Sony TV, but no speakers, receivers anything. He is so into this stuff, so I want to make sure I get something decent, more mid-level into the receiver world. Like does 7.2ch mean better than the 7.1ch?
     
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    OK this is the one I am thinking about.....We dont have a huge space, so not sure it makes sense to over do it in the wattage department and such.

     
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    bang and olfusen? CG swears by their products, but i have no clue. they're all the same to me.HA
     
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    Oh, I thought you meant the *other* GC, which is a perfectly acceptable Christmas gift.
     
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    Please, thats like Christmas every other day at our house.


    TMI???
     
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    Every other day? Boy am I in the wrong house!
     
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    Re: For the Ubber Techies

    >>>>Never buy an extended warranty! If you are going to have a problem, it will be right out of the box!

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    Fully, absolutely, 100% whole-heartedly agree.  Warranties are almost 100% markup.
     
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    Re: For the Ubber Techies

    Jeeps,

     

    I’m no expert on this topic, but it does interest me.  Assuming neither you nor your BF obsess over electronics, I think the difference between 7.1 and 7.2 is irrelevant.  (It’s just how many subwoofers you can hook directly up to the receiver). 

     

    If I were shopping for your BF, the first thing I’d consider is what will the system be used for, how big the room is, and what you’re planning on doing for speakers.  If you’ll be mostly watching tv programs and movies, and you have a decent sized room, you might want to focus on building a surround system.  Modern movies can be pretty cool with the sound coming from all around you. 

     

    Personally, I have a small room and am more serious about listening to music.  So I only have two speakers and a 2.0 channel receiver.  It works fine for movies too, but doesn’t do the surround thing. 

     

    Finally, at our level sound is fairly subjective.  I’ve never bought a sound component without comparing its sound to others. 

     

    Does any of this help?  If you’re looking for an easier answer, I’ll add my voice to the Yamaha fan club, but you generally won't go wrong with Denon or Marantz. 

     

    -BostonGuy

     
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    Roger, I get a discount at Denon. Pretty hefty one at that, so is that still ok? Denon has a 3 year warranty, so I wouldnt buy extended. I never do anyway, I am aware of the scam. But thanks for confirming that.


    BostonGuy, oh he is a techie nut. He would be thrilled if I just got him a GC (giftcard chuppz you perv) at Best Buy or someother electronic store. I am the one that has no interest in it. But thank you for clarifying the 7.1 and 7.2. I dont know if subwoofers are in our future. God, I hope not!! The room isnt that large so I dont see the point of going ubber highend when it will really be wasted. But I wanted to get something decent that he, as an electronic junkie, would appreciate.


    thanks for all the comments!!!
     
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    Re: For the Ubber Techies

    60% but who is counting. I dont know about speakers yet. I also get a discount on Boston Accoustics and was looking at the floor ones. I think I will leave those to him. Probably asking too much from me to pick those out as well.

    There will be no movie seats in my house. But I wouldnt doubt some day I come home and I get a "Look what I bought baby!"
     
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    Retail. Deal is legit, friends and family thing.

    But yes, will def save all packaging incase he doesnt think its good enough and wants better. I am taking a huge risk doing this because he is so into this stuff. Normally I just let him deal with it, but was trying to be extra nice this year. I may just print out pics of the two and let him choose and then buy the one he wants. 
     
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