Budget replacement for old Kenwood amp
Afternoon all. My old Kenwood amp finally gave up the ghost after 23 years of faithful service and things have changed a bit since I bought that! So I wondered, seeing as the amp did have a (Panasonic) DVD player, an old Marantz CD player, my ipod touch (via Cambridge Audio dock) and a budget Sony HDTV going through it and out to some old (but not as old as the amp!) Mission speakers, would I be better advised going the AV receiver route, (especially as I may upgrade to blu-ray and 3D at some point in the future)? (Or am I better just sticking with a more "old-fashioned" Hi-Fi amp?)
As this was an unexpected event (even after two decades), my budget is very limited indeed, only around £150 so I was thinking of the cheaper Yamaha to Onkyo receivers but I noticed Richer Sounds are doing a Yamaha YHT-294 (receiver and speakers) for £200, to which I could maybe stretch to try my first surround system if it would be worth it? Is there a better alternative?
If I did buy the YHT-294 package or similar , would I be able to use my old Mission speakers as the front ones and not bother with the Yamaha front pair that come with package and would that be the best set-up?
All advice gratefully received!