Originally Posted by ThatsNotPudding
One more point in favor of the black version. Seriously, I do not understand why anyone would choose their A/V equipment to be silver instead of black; silver just looks...old. Maybe all these other companies had to offer styles to match Motorola's DVR boxes (only in silver, right?).
Now, even more chilling is that some companies (even Onkyo, IIRC) are offering GOLD toned equipment - apparently to help keep your pimp hand strong.
I have a silver 606. I bought it for the following reasons:
1. I didn't particularly like the way the styling of the 606 looked in black.
2. My cable DVR is silver with amber display lights. The 606 matches both the color of the unit and the display pretty well.
3. All my other components are black, so this gave a match to the DVR.
4. Most important - Wife liked the silver more than the black. Getting a comment like "oh, that's pretty" about an audio component is much better than "you're buying another black box?".
Albert Einstein wore the same outfit every day - suit, shirt, tie, shoes sox. Many argue that he was the smartest guy ever, but most of us go for some more variety. Same with receivers.