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Thanks for the info! After reading the owner's manuals, the specs appeared to be much closer. I've fought off upgrading for a while, and haven't bought into most of the newer technologies. Mine is a smallish surround setup, with two Infinity Crescendo 3007's up front, an Infinity center channel, and JBL Venue Monitor surrounds. My only HDMI components are my HD STB and BluRay player, so the 2 inputs wouldn't be much of a problem. Everything else (DVD, HTPC) are either Component, S-Video, or VGA. I won't need any 3D capability for the foreseeable future, and I've just read the specs for my LT-3780, and it only inputs 1080i, internally up-converting to 1080p, so that wouldn't be a problem either.
I've heard that the DSP processing is more powerful on the 745, as well as the EzSet/EQ. The 745 also has the nice TC30 remote. I do have much of my music on an iPod, and while both support The Bridge, the 745 only supports the original version of it, while the x600 supports The Bridge III, and the 3600 supports reading files directly from USB.
Both 745 and 3600 have software upgrades. Do the 745's have any issues that have gone unfixed? Other than operational problems, I've also heard of front panel failures (sometimes fixed with Velcro). The 745 also has all gold plated connections on the back, including the binding posts, correct?
Harman/Kardon AVR 745 Receiver
Mitsubishi LT-3780 37" LCD Television
Infinity Crescendo CS3007 Front Speakers, Infinity Kappa Video Center Channel Speaker, JBL Venue Monitor Surround Speakers
Harman/Kardon DVD 27 DVD Player
Technics SL-PD987 CD Changer
Harman/Kardon DC5300 Tape Deck