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Quick question. I currently have a sherwood RD7502 7.1 receiver ( non hdmi ).

Would it be much of an upgrade if I got a harman kardon 1600 receiver ?

Also would you buy a new receiver for around $400 or buy a used receiver for the same amount. I do have HDTV and ps3 so hdmi would be useful but I use it mostly for listening to music.

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There are basically 3 ways to handle HDMI in an A/V setup. Those are with an A/V receiver, an HDMI switch or a TV with multiple HDMI inputs. A $400 A/V receiver won't do much that a $50 HDMI switch and a digital audio to the A/V receiver won't. The same goes for a TV with multiple HDMI inputs and digital audio to the A/V receiver. Personally, I wouldn't upgrade for just HDMI switching. I would be looking for a significant upgrade in sound quality and other features as well.

At that price level, I would look for a good, used, recent model A/V receiver. Year old models can be had for about half price as refurbs, trade-ins or demo units. There are also some pretty good discounts on discontinued new units.
 
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