So I'm trying to figure out what receiver I'd like for my home theater and just cannot decide. Here is a breakdown of where I'm at.
Explorer 8300HD DVR
Xbox360 (with hdmi)
BD-UP5000 (at later date)
Media Streamer (with hdmi, at later date)
Pronto TSU9600 or equivalent (at later date)
2.1 transitioning to 5.1 and then 7.1 later
possibly decoders for true-hd/dts-ma depending on streamer
output wii upscaled over hdmi
ability to query data through rs-232 (for tsu9600)
I will probably use the system for 60% movies/tv, 30% gaming, 10% music. So definitely heavy on the HT side as opposed to musical. The video portion is important to me, but honestly I'm not that dissappointed in the 6010 upscaling for SD content so I assume that even the Faroudja DCDi would be good, though a Reon might be better. The 875/905 black levels concerned me, but I think they have a firmware fix for it now.
The options I am considering are denon 3808/4308, onkyo 875/905, pioneer vsx-94txh, yamaha 1800/3800, and Sony STR-DA5300ES. I realize this is a lot of choices, but I think a lot of receivers will suffice. Finding the best one is another story. The OSD over 1080p hdmi is pretty cool, but I might be able to display any OSD info I would need on the TSU9600 eliminating the need for it....though it still might be nice to have.
So any thoughts on what the best way to go is?