I'm in the same boat. I am planning on buying the Yamaha from NewEgg but I just wanted to check in on a question. YEARS ago I found Yamaha's to be really bright and had a real problem with them. I have been using mid level Onkyo's (700/800) for a while but their quality control has finally allowed me to look elsewhere. Anyone with a 773 think it is overly bright? Does the room correction do anything to alleviate this?
I would hate for an old prejudice to come between me and a good value.
Primary goals are 3D switching, more HDMI inputs/outputs; power (coming from an Onkyo 806 which has some oomph), must have 7.1 (prefer 7.2), future proofing with 4k passthrough, would like a usable GUI (LOooove the Sony 1040 on this front but HATE the HDMI issues which are way too reminiscent of recent issues).
Wharfedale Sapphire 89 Fronts
Acer 9500BD PJ