HDMI worth it?
I need to upgrade my 12 year old Onkyo TX-SR800 that has 100 W per channel.
My question is should I buy the latest technology with HDMI 2.0 now or get a better quality receiver by buying something 1-2 years old on sale? We use our receiver every day to watch TV and stream movies. We have a 5.1 set up inside and need a powered zone 2 for 2 speakers outside. Music wise, we probably would hook up an apple device to listen to music. Wifi is important to us but will be willing to buy adapter after if getting a good deal on the receiver. Have been looking at Marantz SR7007 for $899 (older but seems like a good deal for the money) and Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 for $849.
This is what I have:
Aperion Audio Intimus Series 522D with 6-8 ohms impedance with 10 inch sub with 200 watts amp power output.
Samsung HP-T5054 (not 3D)
Roku 3 (for streaming movies and music)
Motorola DCH3416 cable box
Xbox for playing DVDs
As you can see, we don't have the latest greatest. I would rather buy quality every 10 years then buy cheap and replace every 5. Any opinions on whether to wait for all 2014 receivers or buy older models would be appreciated. Also any thoughts on what to buy would be helpful as well since it is almost impossible to go to a store and listen to anything except what Best Buy sells. Looking to spend up to 1000.00
Last edited by sullystyle; Yesterday at 08:01 AM.
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