I am in the process of building out my basement with a hometheater and am trying to pick out equipment. I am trying to decide on a preamp to go with the JVC DLA-RS65 projector. I understand that JVC bills this as 4K but eshift is not "real" 4K. How important is it to find a preamp with 4K pass through with this quasi 4K projector?I would like to go with the Emo UMC-200 as it $600 and save some $$ for amps and nicer speakers, but will drop extra for a Marantz AV-7701, Integra DHC-80.3, or Emo XMC-1 (Coming Soon) as these all appear to have 4K passthrough. Long story short, here are my options:
1. Emo UMC-200, Emo XPA-3, XPA-2
2. One of the three 4K preamps with pass through (Marantz AV-7701, Integra DHC-80.3, or Emo XMC-1) and Emo XPA-3, XPA-2
3. AV receiver with 4K to power the surrounds and the center and use a EMO XPA-2 for the fronts.
Any and all help woudl be eagerly appreciated!