Originally Posted by GregLee
But getting a receiver that is missing functions you don't need will not necessarily save you any money. Go with the crowd and buy the features most others are buying -- that's where the price competition is.
While this may be true is some cases The contrary usually allows the manufacturer to put the money where it's needed- into the audio and video sections of the unit, there by increasing quality of audio and video. I guess I prefer a minimalistic approach, I have owned many AVR's and most of the bells and whistles- I simply never used, as I prefer to stay true to what the DVD/CD/SCAD/BR-HD author intended. I do see your point thogugh.
ATi 1805/Odyssey Stratos-NAD T785 as the control center, 65" Pany Plasma, Panasonic BR, Tosh HD, JVC SVHS, Thorens TD-318w/ Shure Ultra 400s, Jolida Ref. CD player, AQ cable's. JBLTi/L series Mains and surround (2 centers), 2 MK MX-250 for front subs, MK 1250Thx rear, - APC power protection and stabilizer.