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My birthday is coming up,and instead of the usual sweaters and socks,I've asked for gift cards from a BB store so I can replace my aging AVR.

Originally I wanted to get another Sony AVR (mainly for ease of use with my other Sony equipment),but there's not much love for their AVR's here.So after some research, I've settled on a Yamaha HTR 5063.
Has anyone experienced any handshake issues or other problems between Sony and Yamaha components ??
 

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Can't see it being an issue. HDMI is HDMI and optical is optical and so on and so on. Hwever, there would be your remote control universal abilities that may need some programing. Allot of folks buy the Logitech univesal remotes. I stick with the origanal remotes and programed my reciever remote to turn the Plasma on. at any given time, I'm using two remotes. I don't see that as a big deal.
 

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I've seen handshake issues between components from the same manufacturer, so going with different manufacturers is no more of a concern from that standpoint, provided you stick with the "mainstream" which you are doing.
 

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Thanks for the replies.A universal remote would be nice,but it's not in the budget right now.Using 2 (or more..) remotes isn't a big deal for me.

I'm really looking forward to this upgrade.Along with better sound,I want to mount the TV on the wall.Going to all HDMI cables will greatly reduce all the cabling I have now,and made the set up a lot cleaner :) .
 

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One brand possibly to avoid with a Sony HDMI display is Denon...don't know if they fixed that, it's been ongoing for some years, last I read: not fixed...

I've seen Sony->Sony HDMI not work well, also Panasonic->Panasonic (the Panny AVRs available here are typically not that great anyway though).

Of course, it's always possible to bypass the AVR with an HDMI video source and that may work out better video-wise if handshaking issues, it's less convenient, and you likely can't get HD audio that way either. You just can't tell in advance with HDMI stuff, implementations and tolerances seem to be all over the map, even though they say 1.3/1.4 etc. Best to buy your AVR at a place with several major brands of models you like JIC, exchange possible.
 
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