I am a simple man, with simple needs. What I'm hoping is that you can help me decide whether I need video processing capability in my next receiver.
I'm currently running my basic 3.1 system with a Denon AVR-2805. It's a great receiver, but after eight years it's time to upgrade to something with HDMI inputs and outputs.
My inputs are a Tivo Series 4, a Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray, and a Google Chrome.
My television is a Panasonic TH-50PX75U. 720p. Six years old.
I've narrowed down the replacement receiver to the Denon X-1000 or the X-2000. The relevant differences between the two are (a) the X-2000 provides 1080p/4K video scaling/passthrough and (b) if I buy the X-1000 I have $200 extra to spend on bourbon.
There's no sense in investing in video processing given my current TV. All of the inputs generate, and the TV displays, a perfectly good 720p signal.
That said, the plasma won't last forever (though I expect to get another 5 years out of it, at least). At which point 4K may well be a widespread feature.
So, does it make sense to invest $200 in the X-2000 now to get the video processing so the Blu-Ray and the Tivo signals can get upscaled to 4K if and when I get a 4K tv? Is there any chance that the Denon video processing is so superior to the processing on the Panasonic that it's worth the investment?
Appreciate any insight you folks can provide.