First off I apologize if this is in the wrong area, but I looked around and this seemed like the best spot to get good answers from you experts.
My current set up is by no means high-end, but it is pretty nice and has always performed well.
Sharp AQUOS LC-65SE94U 65" 1080p LCD TV - 16:9
JBL speakers 7.1
Custom built HTPC w/ XBMC
My receiver is dead, I could get it fixed, but it is 7 years old now. I am kind of afraid to get another Onkyo. I had good luck, but everyone I have convinced to buy one since I got mine has had bad luck with theirs. I think I have made up my mind against a new Onkyo. I would really like to know what else you guys suggest in my price range and for what I need.
HDMI in/out with sound
Be able to handle PCM
latest True HD sound DTS etc
Video up converting
Be able to control with Android device
Auto switch to incoming audio format (DTS, DD, etc)
Auto speaker setup
Silver in color (wife:P)
I am willing to spend as much as $600.00, but would not mind staying in the 3-500 dollar range. I would like to make sure it has plenty of power to all 7 channels. The onkyo I am replacing was very nice and I loved it, but I am to leary of all issues I am hearing about/heard of. Anything on the market I would imagine would be an upgrade as that was an early adopter of HDMI and 7.1.
Thank you in advance for helping me out with this purchase. You all did a wonderful job helping me pick out the Onkyo 7 years ago while I was in Iraq.