Ok, so here's the deal. I will be finishing my basement in a few months and part will be a modest home theater. 108" screen, 1080p projector, PS3 and a new receiver hopefully. I sold my old AVRs and made a little money towards a new receiver since I would like to get something that has HDMI and handles the new HD audio codecs. For speakers, I will be using R50's for L/R, CSR for a center, Tsi100's for side surround and R15s for rear surround. Like I said, modest. So I am trying to pick a new receiver from about five different models and could use some advise. I have $230 now towards the new AVR and could go up to about $400, but would like not to if possible. I'll list my options and see if you guys can help me make a decision. Keep in mind I could also just wait for a deal around the holidays since the basement will not be ready for the equipment to be installed for a while, 8 months at least.
1) New Denon AVR 1910 - $385 on sale
7.1, 1080p upscaling, 4 HDMI, Audyssey MultEQ, 2 year warranty
2) New Denon AVR 1610 - $279 on sale
5.1 + preouts for surr. backs, no upscaling, 3 HDMI, Audyssey MultEQ, 2 year warranty (I don't have an amp so I would be stuck at 5.1 till I buy one)
3) Refurb. Onkyo TX-SR607 - $310
7.2, 1080i upscaling, 6 HDMI, Audyssey 2EQ, 1 year warranty
4) Refurb Onkyo HT-RC160 - $290
Same as 607, but one less HDMI (5), 1 year warranty
5) Used Onkyo TX-SR606 - $240
7.1, 1080i upscaling, 4 HDMI, Audyssey 2EQ, NO WARRANTY
As you can see I am just looking for advise and opinions. Preouts are not important to me because this is a budget setup that will likely never see an external amp. Like I said above I'd rather not spend $400, but would still like to see everyone's thoughts.
Sorry for the long post.