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post #1 of 7 Old 04-26-2013, 07:14 PM - Thread Starter
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It definitely time to upgrade my ageing Pioneer VSX-D810S. I'm tired of using a HDMI switcher and my wife won't use the projector by herself because of all the cord switching and button pushing it takes to get things right.

I see the Refurbished Denon 1712 on accessories4less.com for $280 and I'm wondering if its right for me or if there is anything out there for the same (<$300) price that would fit me better. I would like it to be compatible with modern blu ray lossless audio formats and be of good sound quality. 7.1 isn't completely necessary, but I would like to have it if possible. The only thing that I can see what it doesn't have is the ability to output component video (from a wii) through the HDMI. It would be really nice to only have to run ONE cord to my projector.

The receiver will be used for Blu ray (HDMI), my HTPC (HDMI), a Wii (component), eventually HD cable TV (HDMI?), and eventually a next gen gaming system (HDMI).

Any other suggestions, or is the 1712 a good buy?
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Wow that Wii HDMI adapter looks great. I don't know how I never noticed that before.

I'm still wondering about the 1712. Does anyone have opinions in the $2-300 price range that would beat it?
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As it offers the same Audyssey MultEQ XT featured on the mid level Denon and Marantz models, it would be hard to beat at this price point. smile.gif

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The Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio are the current best audio formats right? I just want to make sure that it has the latest audio processing.
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Yup ... most models for the past 5 years do. smile.gif

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Thanks. I'll order it now. I cant wait to finally have 7.1, an hdmi switcher, and good audio decoding all in one package! Now I just have to figure out some good budget speakers to eventually replace my Sony SS-P5000F towers and SS-B1000 surrounds.
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