We've got an AVR-2308ci that has worked well for us, and was hooked up to an older Sony 42" plasma TV. So old, in fact, that it doesn't even have HDMI input! We've got an HDMI-->DVI cable running between them. Anyway, buying a new home and the old TV is going to be used in the kid's room. We are strongly considering a Samsung PN63C8000 63" HD/3D TV for the new place, which has a huge family room. Since the 2308ci has only two HDMI inputs, I'm thinking a receiver upgrade is warranted. The 2311 has a whopping six HDMI inputs, along with up-scaling, and "3D Passthrough". It'll also fit our budget, after we blow nearly $3k on the TV!
One question I have is about that 3D Passthough. What the heck is that? If we decide to stick with the 2308ci, will we be able to connect a 3D Blu Ray player to it and play 3D movies on the new TV?
I guess that I'm just trying to be sure that spending another $900 isn't useless. We "could" stay with the 2308ci, but I certainly like the features of the new model.
Jim, in the city of Folsom, CA. (NOT the prison!)