Last week my Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 decided to call it quits. It was exhibiting some weird behavior (screen splotches, etc.) and then a power surge did it in. I tried everything to revive it, but it's not cost effective to have it repaired (8 yrs old.)
So, I'm currently looking at another the 3080 version of this receiver, but after two Yamaha's, I'd like to try another option and I'm currently leaning towards the Denon AVR-X6500H. It's ticks more than enough boxes and is priced well for what it delivers. I'm running a 5.1. setup with Oppo BD player, Aperion speakers, Hsu Research sub and an Panasonic Plasma HD TV w/ a Dish Hopper.
What are folks running at this price range, and anything to avoid?