Need a new receiver with modern features, network support, and upconversion. Don't need a lot of wattage, and don't need booming bass. I just need something that will connect and switch Apple devices, TV cable box, PS3, Xbox, and my various other video gadgets . I especially don't want to get tangled in unexpected restrictions like "input A can only be played thru output B, and only every other Thursday"....
I have been reading relevant posts and reviews, and learned enough to understand these models are pretty good.
They are both are "on special" on various outlets, so this is a "value" question:
Yamaha RX-V673BL @ $420
Pioneer SC-1222-K @ $600