So I thought I would just get the Denon 4308CI and be done with it. But now I'm thinking it may just be too complicated and perhaps "overkill" for my applications. I'm not tech savvy, but I'm not tech averse, either.
If I don't need to spend $2k on a receiver to do what I want to do then I'd be happy to spend $1k. But these are what I'd like to be able to do; perhaps you could recommend something. I'll be using it with a Panasonic PT-AX200U & 119" Da-Lite Screen. I plan on getting an Oppo 983.
I use regular ol' cable for my television viewing. I haven't owned a tv in over 2 years. I would probably watch 4 hours a week of television. COPS, First 48 and Mythbusters.
Standard definition dvds. The stuff I like to watch will probably never make it to Blu Ray. I mostly watch concert videos on dvd.
I have an extensive cd and vinyl collection and would like to listen to them with this set up.
It'll need to have 7.1 capability. I'd also like to be able to hook it up to a second LCD monitor in the bedroom, so two HDMI outputs would be fab.
A good GUI
Able to name inputs
3 zones, with HDMI to two.
YPAO, Audyssey or the like.
Able to do firmware updates myself, without sending back to service center.
I figure I'll let the hobbyists guide me:-)