I currently have an older Anthem AVM 20 and PVA 7 for my home theater. However, I think it's time to make the switch to newer technology and hopefully better sound.
I was thinking about picking up the new Anthem MRX 500. I've heard good things. It's really more than I want to spend, but I've loved my AVM 20 and have had zero problems with it so it may be a solid investment.
My question is what kind of blu ray player should I paid this with? I've heard great things about the Oppo BDP-93. However, do I need a player that does all the audio and video decoding if the receiver also can do it? Would it be better to spend less on the blu ray and get one with less decoding capabilities if the Anthem will be doing it? Or is the decoding and video processing needed in both pieces???
I'm a little confused on what is the best route to go. Maybe the better route would be to get the Oppo and then a cheaper receiver?