I am just looking for some help to cure my decision agony.
I can buy a used STR-DA5300ES (green dot = latest firmware?) for 250 Euro / 300 USD or a new STR-DN1050 for 350 Euro / 420 USD.
It's amazing how much has happend in a few years, the STR-DN1050 has HDMI 2.0, 4K pass-through and scaling, WiFi, Apt-X bluetooth, Spotify Connect, DLNA, MHL, USB, smartphone app for control and streaming etc. It has got some great reviews and Sonys list price is 700 Euro.
So why am I even thinking about getting the STR-DA5300ES instead?
I tell myself that the 5300ES (being a ES-series receiver) has better amplifier components making stereo / surround sound better?
I don't need 4K, I plan on keeping my 1080p projector for a couple of years.
With a Chromecast I can get almost the same streaming features.
What would you do in my situation? Am I stupid thinking that I will get a "better built" receiver with the 5 years old STR-DA5300ES?
Thanks a lot for any input.