Hi Guys I have been researching for a new receiver for over a month. I just missed out on the Onkyo 809 Amazon deal (I had it in my cart and was researching 3rd party warrantees when the price jumped from 450 to 800... :eek:Doh!)... and have been looking for the next best thing.
After reading the forums here it seems that the Audyssey (XT and XT32) are viewed highly so I zeroed in on the Denon 2313. The other one that I was looking at was the Pioneer 1222, with its class D amps. The Onkyo 818 is too expensive so I have not considered it. So my delema is that I can get the 2313 for $599 locally and Newegg has the 1222 on sale for $550, both in my $600 budget.
2313 Pros:, 3 year waranty, Audyssey xt (sub eq), good GUI/OSD, well known with good reviews
2313 Cons: sound quality, video quality?
1222 Pros: Class D amp, better connectivity, some say better sound quality, more flexibity to customize sound settings, video quality
1222 Cons: bad GUI/OSD, 2 year warranty, not that well know/reviewed
Which would you pick?