My dear AVS Forum members. To first acknowledge the obvious, this is my first post on this forum, and this is a landmark moment, as it will likely be the first of many, many more.
About 5 years ago, I started to get into the Surround Sound audio, past the TV speakers and Mini-Shelf Systems. I am current in possession of a Sony STR-DE598. it has served me well for the time being, but over this past holiday, I upgraded to a 52" HDTV, and Blu-ray player. I am now looking to up my movie experience/thrill, by upgrading my system to one compatible with the latest lossless audio codecs (True HD, Master Audio...)
As derived form the title, i am in consideration of either a Denon AVR-1909 or Yamaha RX-V765. First, the obvious; the 765 is yet to be reviewed in quality, sound or, as a matter of fact, any other spec.
Nevertheless, I am in the process of comparing their specs on paper (or rather screen) and have been analyzing the differences.
DENON - terrible remote, hard set-up,
- better? sound quality, Audyssey
YAMAHA - no Audyssey, not reviewd yet
- preferred design, better remote, easier set-up
Most of the research around the 765 was based on the 663, which has a plethora of reviews on its side...
I hope you can help me out here; I would greatly appreciate your input (ha, pun) to sling me to either side, or perhaps, towards a Pioneer or Onkyo?
I hope we come to a decision.