I currently have an Onkyo TX-NR509 and while it's been a good little receiver I'd like to upgrade to something a little more powerful with more features. I have a few requirements. It needs to be at least 7.2, convert composite / component to HDMI and have an auto config similar to Audyssey and at least 100w per channel (preferably higher). The more HDMI inputs the better as well.
My speaker setup is:
Polk Audio CS2
Polk Audio Monitor 70's
Polk Audio Monitor 30's
(Will add Monitor 40's to complete the 7.x setup)
They aren't the most high end speakers but I do believe they will benefit from a little more power (I do not plan on using external amps with this setup).
So giving a price range of $400 - 700, possibly a little higher if it will really benefit the HT, what would be a good receiver? I'm open to different brands but I've used Onkyo in the past. I was eyeballing the Onkyo 809 which can be had for a little over $600.
Equipment - 47" Vizio 120hz 1080p SV470XVT - Onkyo TX-NR809 - Pioneer BDP-150 - HTPC, Xbox 360, Wii - Turtle Beach X41 7.1 Headset - Sennheiser RS170 Headphones
Speakers - Polk Audio CS2, Monitor 70's, Monitor 30's, BIC F12 12" Sub
HTPC - Intel Core i3-3220, 8GB DDR3 1600, 560ti 1GB, 7TB of HDD's, LG Bluray