First, let me apologize in advance but, I'm new to this forum and you've probably heard this thousands of times. I have been pouring over hundreds of threads, reviews, and articles looking for an upgrade to replace my Denon AVR-2105. I've narrowed it down to two receivers. The Denon 3313ci or the Yamaha RX-A1020.
I'm a huge Denon fan and my current system represents my 3rd Denon that's been flawless. I loved the sound and quality of my last 3 systems. My only reservation is that the 3313ci "seems" to have issues. Maybe I'm wrong and/or they've fixed all this with firmware updates. But, too many times I have read about people returning their 3313ci due to problems or weak/bad sound. I just don't want to fork out a ton of money for a headache and look to you guys for some help. As far as the Yamaha, I have no experience with them, but see no reason to dismiss them. Both these systems represent what I'm looking for in a new receiver (5.1 minimum, 2 hdmi outputs, wired Lan, at least 2 component in/ 1 out, at least 1 composite input and I like the ability to expand my system to 7.1 though I could care less about multi-zones) and with both of them currently priced the same, I'm having trouble deciding. Do I go with Denon who I've had a great experience in the past or do I go with Yamaha who "seem" to have less issues? Thank you.