Hi, I'm considering the following receivers, and all cost around the same price (US$880-940)
I've also checked out HK, Marantz and Onkyo units, but they are too expensive over here compared the above 3. Pioneer Elite doesn't even exist over here. So now I'm debating which of the 3 to get.
I'm leaning towards the Denon because its the newest of the 3 and has the most features, including DTS ES 6.1 and 7.1 support, which I'm interested in. Its also the cheapest. However, it doesn't have THX certification/support. The Sony also has ES support, but no 7.1 support nor THX. Also, I'm biased towards Denon over Sony. As for the Yamaha, it has 6 channel output, but no THX/ES either.
I intend to add a 5 channel power amp, very probably an Anthem MCA-5, together with either a Paradigm or PSB speaker setup, and will be using it for 50/50 HT/music. Which receiver is best for me?
A64 2.5GHz, Chaintech VNF3-250, 2x512MB Kingmax DDR500, XFX 6800GT AGP, SB Audigy2 ZS, Seagate 250GB, SATA, Liteon 12X DVD burner, 16X DVD-ROM.