What are my choices for HDMI 1.3 receivers that do DTS-MA and Dolby-TruHD decoding, convert component video IN to HDMI out (No up-conversion of the signal needed), and have a price tag under $600?
I would also like to be able to up-convert 2.0/5.1 LPCM over HDMI to 7.1.
How do they compare as far as sound quality goes? I would like to pair this with Ascend Acoustic 340 R/C/L and the Ascend 170 bookshelf surrounds.
I know there are offerings from Onkyo, Yamaha, H/K, Sony, and maybe others, but there is no real comparison thread between the AVRs and the individual AVR threads themselves are just massive!
Thanks for the help!