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Question Making the switch to HDMI...

Finally joining the modern AV party and replaced our old tube TV with the a HDTV (Samsung UN40H6350). I'm replacing an old Yamaha DVD player (DVD-S540) with a basic Samsung (H5100) Blu ray player. We have a Wii U game console. Internet connection is through a Buffalo media bridge, so Ethernet cabling rather than wifi. Speakers are an Energy 5.1 Take Classic system.

I have an old Denon AVR-1602 with no HDMI support. Obviously to use HDMI now, I have to connect the Blu ray and Wii U to the TV. TV optical and Blu ray digital coax outputs are connected to receiver, so I need to manually switch sources on TV and receiver. I'd like to automate that by getting an HDMI receiver with source switching so that I can connect Blu ray and Wii U to the receiver and only have one cord going to the TV via ARC.

My budget is basic, but not completely bottom barrel. I've been looking at:
  1. Yamaha RX-V475
  2. Marantz NR1504
  3. Denon AVR-S500BT

At this level, are all of these basically the same or are the any gotchas that I should be looking at? Any advise is welcome - thanks!
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My budget is basic, but not completely bottom barrel. I've been looking at:
  1. Yamaha RX-V475
  2. Marantz NR1504
  3. Denon AVR-S500BT
Sorry, looking at the Denon AVR-X1000 instead of the S500BT.
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Each has their pros. Only the X1000 and NR1504 can EQ the subwoofer with the X1000 using a more advanced version of Audyssey EQ than on the NR1504. The NR1504 however, has FL/FR pre-outs should you upgrade to better quality and harder to drive speakers.

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Each has their pros. Only the X1000 and NR1504 can EQ the subwoofer with the X1000 using a more advanced version of Audyssey EQ than on the NR1504. The NR1504 however, has FL/FR pre-outs should you upgrade to better quality and harder to drive speakers.
Thank you very much! Probably not looking to upgrade this system much more, so pre-outs aren't likely to be used. I like the idea of EQ on the subwoofer, so will take a hard look at the X1000. I've liked my old Denon, so that's a plus too.
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