I've been lurking here for some time and am finally getting the "rebuild the family room" project under way. One of the new features of the family room is a new TV, speakers, etc.
This is a fairly small room, 13' wide, with the family room on one end, a kitchen/dining room then the kitchen itself. all open.
We are not audiophiles, and have never had anything but the built in speakers in our old 42" TV. The new room will have new built ins, a 70" TV, and in ceiling speakers. I know the in ceiling thing is taboo, but it's the only way I could get this project off the ground so to speak. I'm currently planning on putting in the 3 front speakers, two side, and two rear plus a powered subwoofer someplace in the room.
I'm going back and forth between the various manufacturers and models trying to make sense of which receiver is "best" for us. I've been looking at the Denon X2000 and the Marantz NR1604, and really can't see much difference between the two, so I thought I would post it up here for suggestions, etc. These are both at the high end of my price range, but I'd be happy to have the cost go down. The TV is not going to be 4K.
I've heard in various threads that the Denon's get hot, etc. Not sure if it's true or not, but I'm looking for something that's going to last for a long time, etc.
Currently we hop back and forth between an AppleTV and a Tivo for 99% of our TV usage with more and more content ending up on the AppleTV. We don't listen to much music, but when we do it's all stored on an iTunes server or Pandora.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated, are there other brands, or models that I should be looking at?