I'm hoping some of you audio experts will be able to give me some advice on a purchase I want to make this week: Onkyo TX-NR818 or Denon AVR-3313CI
I've owned an older Denon for years, and it's been good. I have access to a good price on the Onkyo models through my work. That's why I've ended up with these two models to choose from. I'll end up paying about $140 more for the Denon.
I have a 7.1 Paradigm system of mid-level quality, which I'm happy with. Currently a single room setup, though I am open to using another zone down the road. Not critical though.
I use a Logitech Harmony remote, but am not a big Apple fan and will probably never use Airplay. My AV area is network ready.
I need to upgrade in order to have HDMI inputs for my 1 - Blu-Ray player, 2 - HD Satellite Receiver, 3 - XBox, 4 - Samsung E8000 TV running Netflix, etc.
From what I've read, I seem to have found that Denon is a more respected brand with better reliability, and that Onkyo is a little inferior to Denon in quality, but gives you more features for the price. Maybe some of you have thoughts on that?
Where I have really gotten out of my league is in the feature sets of both receivers. There's a lot of terms I haven't heard of before, and I just want it to sound great when I watch a movie, sports, etc.
I'm hoping some of you experts and/or audio veterans can give me your advice. It would be great to hear which model you think i should get, along with the reasons for your suggestion.