New 5.1 Setup needed.....advice please

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  1. Bryski

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    Looking to replace my ancient Sony STR-DE475 5.1 recciever and speakers.
    I have no need for a radio, all I want to do is connect my Samsung E6500, BD player and Sky HD box.

    Budget is around £200/£250, not a lot I know but its all I really want to spend right now. Been looking at the YAMAHA YHT196 on Richer Sounds but wanted some advice on whether there is anything better out there for the same price?

    Not clued up at all on the latest AV gear so any input would be great :)

    Cheers

    Bry.

    EDIT - If I had the cash I would go with this
     
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    You will not get better than the 196 for the money. However, if you spend your full budget then you should be able to be the Yamaha 398 from RS and this has an active sub. The 398 would be a better option IMHO.
     
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    I take it the 398 is considerably better then?
    RS have it for £250.

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    The active sub in the 398 take some of the pressure off the receiver so should give an improvement in sound quality. It will also make replacing or upgrading easier in the future.
     
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    Sounds good mate, cheers :)
     

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