I'm relatively ignorant when it comes to A/V equiptment. I know enough to get myself in trouble. I am really looking for something that offers the best sound quality. Video Games, Movies, and TV make up 99% of my listening experience. My friends swear up and down that buying a $3-400 receiver is all I need for my setup and that buying anything else is a waste of money. I currently own a Marantz SR7400 and love it, but I'm looking to get something that offers HDMI hookups. I want to future proof as I won't be buying a new receiver for another 8-10 years. The musts are: Discrete Amplification, 3D & 4K Pass through, audio calibration. I'm biased towards Marantz and have been looking at the SR5007, but the Denon AVR-2113CI has also caught my eye. What do you guys recommend? I plan on going to various places to listen to some of these amps, but really I have no one stop shop that I can hook all of them up to the same speakers.
I'd really prefer unbiased opinions though I know that is going to be difficult.
My current Setup is as follows:
Samsung 59" D7000 Plasma TV.
Panasonic BDT-110 Blu Ray Player
Marantz - SR7400
Paradigm Monitor Series Speakers