I'm thinking seriously about purchasing the 2807, but I need a few clarifications...
A salesman at UE today was recommending the Yamaha RXV-1700 and touting its ability to pass through a 1080p signal. He also said the Denon 2807 CANNOT pass 1080p, even though Denon's website says it can. I just want to be sure... Can the 2807 pass 1080p as advertised?
The salesman also told me that both the Denon 2807 and Yamaha RXV-1700 upscale the video signal to 720p or 1080i. I believe that is false, isn't it? Both receivers merely upconvert composite/s-video/component to HDMI; they don't scale the actual picture. Is that correct?
He also told me the Yanaha was a better receiver for watching movies, while the Denon had the edge for listening to music. Do you all agree or disagree?
Also, how many of you pass your HDMI video from your HD-DVRs and upscaling DVD players through the 2807? Any compatibility issues with that, or has it been smooth sailing? In other threads, people have been adamant about NOT passing HDMI through an A/V receiver, saying you can't save your picture settings for each component that way, and thus have to watch DVR and DVD in the same mode. Is that true with the 2807?
I'm really ready to pull the trigger and get the Denon 2807, but I want to make sure I really know what I'm getting before I do.
Thanks in advance for the clarifications and viewpoints.