This is a poll really designed for people looking to replace their AVP and get something of similar acoustic quality but with modern features the AVP will not be able to provide. There are things in this list I wouldn't really care about but that is the point of the poll - to find out what the majority wants. I'm happy to adjust things I have wrong, add more items etc. So if you have any helpful changes please let me know before I post this tomorrow.
This is what I have so far thanks to the PMs I got. I'm not sure if I should throw in brands like Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Sherwood, Teac or Sony as I'm not sure they really have products any more in the same league as the AVP (as far as audio quality goes).
What is the maximum price you would be willing to pay – LIST/MSRP US dollar (not how much you would have to pay at street price – discounts may vary).
$10,000 or more
What brands would you would consider – if the unit had all of the features you wanted e.g. HDMI 2.0.
What features are most important to you
12 bit color
4K/ 36bit / 4:4:4 /24p
4K/ 36bit/ 4:2:2 /60p
802.11 AC wireless
Audyssey room correction
Auro 3D surround
Control Link Connector
Detachable Power Cord
Dirac room correction
Finish - all black
Finish - all silver
Finish - "champagne"
HDCP 2.2 ability to pass copy protection
HDMI 2.0 connectivity
Knobs - volume knob like the AVP
OSD - for volume, menus, tweaking.
Rec 2020 color
Remote - IR
Remote - radio
Remote - Selectable IR/Radio
Remote - touchscreen
Remote - tactile with physical buttons
Remote - just throw in a Harmony One or comparable remote.
Screen - mini LCD (or OLED) full color screen for adjustments without an external screen
S-video (in or out)
True Balanced for all channels
USB 3.0 (I doubt we'll see USB 3.1 anytime soon in AV equipment)
Video processing - de-interlacing/scaling, noise reduction.
Web configuration (AVP Kind of had this but not really)
XT32 room correction
Zones - multiple zones - e.g. Room 1, Room 2...
Last edited by boe; 02-19-2015 at 10:59 PM.