Originally Posted by pchin2
Thanks lovingdvd for the test result & effort!
Also after reading the "WHAT HIFI Awards 2006" UK edition, Yamaha RX-V1600 received the best surround receiver for under 1,000 sterling pounds with a complete 5-star verdict, I'm now convinced this is the right receiver for me to replace my old obsolete AVR.
Yea I know, I'm feeling the same way about wanting to get the 1700. However then I think 'well its just another few hundred $ street to get the 2700...' so I can pick up the 3rd HDMI input.
So now I'm looking at a pretty good size investment to get the 2700. I don't mind, but this means I should be prepared to have this receiver for at least a few years.
However looking ahead I am already starting to hear about the Denon 08 series that will debut supposedly around summer time. This unit may be priced similar to the 2700, except will have *FOUR* HDMI inputs and support HDMI 1.3.
Yea I know HDMI 1.3 isn't real important NOW. However a couple years down the road when we have Deep Color sources I don't want to have to replace the receiver because its HDMI means I can't use Deep Color.
So since summer time really isn't that far off, I'm thinking maybe I should wait. And since I prefer Yamaha, perhaps they'll have their 1.3 HDMI receiver available around then too.
Yes I know, there's always something better around the corner, but this is a bit different because from a video perspective (not necessarily audio perspective, I think 1.3 HDMI is important looking forward a couple years).
Well at any rate, if anyone knows how I can go about getting a great price on the 1700/2700 from an authorized dealer, please send me a PM. Thanks.