Originally Posted by alebonau
decades have come and decades have gone. 3 decades to be specific. time will tell. 2017-2018 when a new avp is due is not anytime soon.
while the penny pinchers will be buying stuff worth in the hundreds of dollars thats not the market the avp chases. just like in the dawn of hdaudio denon had the guts to bring out a faultless piece of engineering where other oems were struggling with buggy POS , you never know denon might do it again. one thing for sure they won't be doing it before any new tech is tried and tested in this lower market gear. thats what happened with the avp. lower range gear were the test mules for the cutting edge tech and then the avp came sailing through as their flagship bristling as a show case of the best they could offer.
the flag ship is still out there…just will need a refit… but only once the tech is tried and tested…heck the basis of tech and standards isn't even set as yet, thats end next year…they might start thinking of a new avp after that…still sets up the time frame pretty well for 2016-2018
they have years to get the next model right.
I agree Al. Especially regarding the new standards for 4k and the new sound formats. Not many people have heard ATMOS and it is already such a buzz about it. 4k sources may come 2015 and the Blu-Ray disks may become 100 GB large.
New HDMI, new HDCP, new formats and we are pushed to buy everything new - oh, I forgot to mention HEVC or H.265.
I am really asking myself, how to explain this to the customer? Incompatibilities everywhere.
This disk has 100 GB and can only be played, if you have a BD 2.0 player and have a HDMI 4.5 output. I mean, I am making this up now, especially the numbers, but currently, everything sounds even more chaotic to me than ever. Also DTS will bring a new format.
I mean, this is not a good environment to bring out a new flagship AVR. But as you wrote, in 2016 plus two years of development, things may have settled or will never settle again, because then there will be 'the next big thing' - who knows.
Or D&M can develop a system, which can be configured completely in software and the hardware is this powerful and versatile, that it lasts several years.
I will stick to my AVP and will look at the development. Until then, I am very happy with what I have.