Moving soon to a new apartment in NYC and am in the process of speccing out a new ht system. My listening space is smallish and I'm getting Cambridge Audio Minx 215 5.1 speakers with a powered sub.
I need to find a receiver that will meet my needs:
1) usage will be about 50/50 split between music & video / TV
2) I am an Internet guy for both my audio and video usage
Here's how I listen to audio:
Xbox (I will be a day-1 buyer of next-gen xbox) - either games, & I also rent movies
Amazon Instant Video
Aereo (local TV streaming to iPad, only available in NYC)
Things I will plug into my receiver:
Roku / Apple TV (probably, unless my new receiver can mate up with my iPad well enough to make this irrelevant)
That's about it. I don't subscribe to cable.
HDMI is a priority.
2 zones is not necessary but it may be of interest down the road.
I'm particularly interested in understanding the Internet capabilities of these new receivers. Ideally I'd be able to mirror audio and video streamed via my iPad but viewed on my TV and heard on my HT speakers. If the receiver can enable this functionality I would be very interested. Budget is flexible but would like to stay under $600 (will go much higher if I can find something w / tight Internet features)