I'm looking for some input as to if upgrading from a Yamaha RX-V3000 to a Onkyo 805 is worth it? I know what the 805 gives me - HDMI switching, support for new formats, etc... What I'm trying to figure out is, from a pure sound quality standpoint, will it be a meaningful upgrade (or an upgrade at all) from my current RX-V3000? For those who haven't been around, the RX-V3000 was a circa 2001 AVR and was one step below Yamaha's top of the line (the RX-Z1). It was a cut above other Yamaha's sonically and I just want to make sure the 805 won't be a step down. Here's what my system looks like:
- Sony KDSR-50XBR1
- Toshiba HD-A3 (latest firmware): 1080i connected directly via HDMI
- Motorola DCT-3412: 1080i connected directly via HDMI
- Xbox 360: 1080i connected directly via Component
- Yamaha RX-V3000: the audio from all sources connect to this via Toslink optical
- Aperion 522 speakers and S10 sub - 5.1
While I have a separate 2-channel system for music, I just want to make sure that the 805 won't be a step down sonically just to pick up features. Thanks in advance for the help!