Good to hear from you again too. Thanks for the pdf, it is really helpful. I went to Denon's website but could find very little about the new 2014/15 models. Was hoping for a feature comparison chart like they had many years ago but I can't find it anymore. The pdf solved that problem, though.
Yes, having a HDMI video overlay will be a fantastic and long overdue feature for me! I guess, what I'm asking is will I notice no, a little, or a great improvement in music
played from a CD or thumb-drive with Lossless WAV files if I were to do a A/B test between my 2809 and the X4100 or X5200 if all else is equal? If there is a very noticeable improvement what features are causing it? For example I don't know what music improvements would be attributed to the "Monolithic Discrete Amplifier" and "Upgraded Transistors" in the X5200 but it sounds cool
. If I remember correctly, at the X4100/X5200 level the AMP section is supposed to be isolated to improve the sound where the 2809 AMP section isn't, is this correct, and if so, does it really make a noticeable difference?
As I said previously, I know both models have not been released yet, so it is all speculation but most of the upgrades in music and sound quality in general over my 2809 have been around in previous higher-end models so their impact on music would be known I would think.
: My only reason for upgrading is the HDMI video overlay, and improved sound/music quality. Things like having a gazillion
speakers, sound coming from the ceiling, and using the Denon to pipe music to the patio, garage or wherever is of no interest to me
. I only use 5.1 for movies and 2 for music and am perfectly happy.