I think I'm getting close...my goal is to put in an order today.
After talking with a guy at BB who was all about audio, I originally bought the Pioneer 818...but after realizing I spent too much on it (compared to what I get online) I returned it, unopened.
So then the research and talking with people who know what they're talking about I've narrowed it down to the Pioneer 919 and the Denon 590.
Most of the specs are pretty much the same from what I can see.
The Denon has Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ
The Pioneer has ALC, Midnight Mode, ETC
Both have the room setup, though I've heard the Pioneer might be easier and that the Denon can be difficult to setup.
Of course the Pioneer has 7.1, but I'm not sure I'll use it. The Denon has some upscaling but I don't think I'll need that.
Cost is the same as AMAZON has the Denon for $310 and I found a 919 for $315
What would you get?