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Old 03-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #41
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My son is still using the Wharfedale speakers that I bought in Hong Kong in 1971. My Sansui 7000 received worked great for over 35 years. When it broke I was told it was not worth repairing.

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #42
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My Sansui 7000 received worked great for over 35 years. When it broke I was told it was not worth repairing.

Now that's a brand I havent heard in 30 years. My dad bought a Sansui with all the bells and whistles in 1978 just when I was about to head off to Unviersity. Listened to my first Feetwood Mac, Supertramp, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, (the list goes on) LP records on that system

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:14 PM   #43
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I pulled the plug on Black Friday with a 60" Samsung that replaced a 36" Sony that weighed about 250 pounds. Also, replaced my Denon receiver that didn't have hdmi with a pioneer, and a new blue ray player.
I had to check for a second if I hadn't posted that myself!...

We swapped the same 200lb.+ Sony (ours died) for a 60" plasma (Panasonic, but the Samsung was in our "final 3" list). We haven't replaced our receiver yet (not in this year's budget) but got a kick@$$ quasi-soundbar, and with cable music stations and CDs playable on the BR/DVD player, I think it'll tide us over.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #44
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At the risk of becoming the little red voice on your left shoulder, I also caved recently. Our 10 year old receiver was working fine, but I hated that I had to unplug the HDMI cable running to the single slot on the back of our TV every time I wanted to switch between DVD, Cable, AppleTV. This is because the receiver was only audio, and didn't do any video output. So everything we use had to have audio cables as well as video straight to TV. A month ago I bought a $200 Sony receiver with 6 to 1 HDMI inputs to output. I love not having to bend down to pull those cords anymore, and also having just one remote instead of two... also the sound quality is drastically improved. A month later I'm still very happy I did it.
I bought a Yahama 800 with HDMI and never regretted it, for exactly the reason you cite. That's downstairs. The old Sherwood up here in the study is on limited time--it doesn't even have component connections, but I can stretch a rca jack from the computer to it. It's a mess; the next one will be wireless.

If you've got the budget for it, go for it, as long as you don't overdo it.
Myself, I used to allow one such purchase a year, as a reward for saving.
Now we can do it a couple times a year, but I don't really need much. I did get the wife a 4/3 camera, so maybe we'll splurge on a few more lenses.

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