I am looking to purchase a 7.2 receiver for under $800. I am stuck with paralysis of analysis. I want one that has at least 100w per channel. I plan to use it for movies and occasional gaming. So far, I have the following components:
Epson 3020 projector
Streaming via Roku (Later I plan to incorporate a HTPC with XBMC)
I have been looking at the following receivers:
Onkyo TX-NR727 - I have read good reviews on this one
Onkyo TX-NR828 - I hear that the 818 has more features
Any suggestions on which one I should choose or is there is another one that I haven't considered?
The Denon X2000 has a lower profie, and less power than the Onkyos, but has less places to plug stuff in..
The X3000 has a bit more power, and adds Audyssey Multeq XT
The Denon units do have a longer warrranty - 3 years to 2 years for the Onkyo....
As I've said in the past, the number of customers who have issues with their receivers, and report those issues here on AVS, no matter what the brand, are fairly small, compared to the number of total number of units sold worldwide.
My choice is between the Onkyo 818 and 929 or Denon 4000. I want AUD. XT32 and these three all have it.
I have to agree in regards to complaints and problems. You'll always hear about the problems, especially on this forum because the users here are more informed and into A/V then 99% of the purchasers out there. I'd be curious to what % of A/V purchasers actually visit this forum. Maybe 1-5%, I have no idea.
My only other concern is should I wait for HDMI 2.0 to come out on receivers or P/P's.