My Onkyo NR906 seems to be on its last legs, so looking to replace it. Prior to Onkyo I've had a Pioneer Elite VSX-92THX. I thought I wanted Audyssey, but doesn't seem to be any better than Pioneer's MCCAC.
I'd like to spent $1,000-$1,200 (or less if possible). Would go to $1,500 for a significant benefit. I have Mirage Omnisat speakers (7.1). If I get somethng that supports .2, I may buy another sub. I'm interested in trying front height speakers too, so PLIIz would be nice.
I need at least 5 HDMI and would really like dual independant HDMI out (as I have 720p in bedroom and 1080P in HT, so matrix switch isn;t going to work for me unless I get one with a scaler or live with 720p in HT when bedroom TV is on). this is probably the feature that would me make me stretch my budget to $1500.
Windows Media Center (TV)
AppleTV purchased TV and movies
Vudu (HDX Movies)
Would like to add 2nd AppleTV (if I can get dual independant HDMI) I review a lot of products too, so a spare HDMI port would be handy
I'm not an audiophile, but do appreciate decent quality. I do rip all my CD's as lossless and stream everythign via my Sonos. Most of my listening is contemporary music, with some older classics like Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons
iOS app would be nice too
Would really like RS232 to integrate with my URC stuff.
I'm thinking Pioneer, Onkyo or Denon