Hey all... I have a 2310CI which has a blown HDMI port on the board. I think it got a surge and the HDMI port has audio, but no video. I've swapped devices and cords and identified it as the culprit. It's been a few months now, and I have rigged up cables to 'get by.' The new house I am in doesn't have an easy way for me to run speaker wires to the surrounds (and it isn't pre-wired) so I am hiring some guys to come out and run it outside the house and around the room and back through the wall/etc (it's my only option.) However, I asked them to recommend me a replacement receiver and they suggested the ONKYO TX-NR626. I think they are a licensed provider or something for ONKYO, but said if I wanted to stick with Denon I could buy the receiver myself and they'd gladly hook it up/balance it/etc. (I could do the balancing myself, but its convenient.)
I am unsureif the 2313CI is the spiritual successor to the 2310CI (i assume it is, based on the numbering.) But per the first post, I think that the 2313CI is probably more than what I need. My speakers are below.. I also have 2 outdoor speakers which I'd like set up on a Zone 2, so that I can play music outdoors when I am outside. Is 2113CI the way to go? Is there any reason why I'd want to consider the 2313CI? (Money is not really a problem, but I have no reason to get crazy with the purchase.)
FL/FR - Paradigm Studio 20 v.3
C - Paradigm Studio CC-470 v.3
BL/BR - Paradigm Studio ADP-470 v.3
Sub: Paradigm Reference Seismic 10
EDIT: Looking at Ubermick's post above, I guess I am in the same situation. Maybe an X2000 would be the way to go, so that I can expand/upgrade my main room to 7.1 at some point, plus the zone 2 with variable volume which would be nice. Definitely not an absolute must, but useful for sure. I have only been reading up on the XX13 models, so I am unsure what I'd be getting into with the X2000 model.