Originally Posted by sanjath
... I really pray that Panasonic comes up with a model that just has more HDMI inputs (and upconversion) on their existing models.
Funny, I don't even care about more HDMI, since I run everything through my HTPC, which I plug into my Panasonic SA-XR57, which then goes via HDMI to my 60" Kuro plasma.
I have been waiting for a Class D receiver with a good Room EQ, but nothing great has come along with the right form factor.
So, a year ago, I bought a Velodyne DD-10 sub to go with my Gallo Solos for my stereo room. The DD-10 does Room EQ and it has worked great. It replaced a Sunfire True Sub (no EQ) and it really cleaned up the bass.
Now, since I've given up on a great slim Class D receiver with a great Room EQ, I just bought a Velodyne Optimum 10, which also has Room EQ, for my TV room. It's replacing another Sunfire True Sub.
I think I am set for a while.
I really, really love the sound the SA-XR57 makes - it was the only receiver which came close in tonality to my previous Class A Pass Aleph heater (with my speakers, and to my ear, of course). It sounds noticeably better than the NAD, Denon and HK I've had.
It just sucks that nobody has come up with a good slim Class D lately, with all the latest bells and whistles. The Pioneer SCs are just too huge and kind of so last century
The Sherwood R-904N is certainly interesting, but it's just not a great fit for me, plus it needs a more advanced Room EQ.
P.S. Wow! Between the new Velodyne Optimum 10's automatic EQ, and Windows 7's built-in Room EQ, I have achieved everything I was looking for in a new receiver, and get to keep my SA-XR57! Room EQ does make a difference and here is
what I did.