hello...first attempt ever to setup a home theater system, primary drivers being music and movies. our music setup will include playing cds, internet streaming and streaming mp3 from a NAS drive. at a point where i have to decide on receivers and speakers. initial build will be a 3.1 and will later scale it to a 5.1 in the living room and 2 speakers in the study.
for receivers, im trying to decide between pioneer and yamaha. as a novice, i have focused on HDMI inputs/outputs, HDMI upconversion as key points to look for. currently trying to decide between Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH and Yamaha RX-V1065 (i originally considered a Yamaha RX-V863, now discontinued but available online).
hope someone can point me in the right direction. thanks.