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.
Krell HTS 7.1, Krell KAV-400xi, ATI 2005, Sim Audio Moon phono stage, Thorens TD-2001 w/ Shure Ultra 400s, Cambridge 851c, AQ cable's. PS Audio Spker cable, Magnepan 2.7QR / Magnepan 3.5R, JBL Center & Surrounds, Dual MK MX-250 subs, Tice power protection and stabilizer- dedicated sub panel for AV system. 65" Pany Plasma, Pany BR, Tosh HD, JVC SVHS.