guys, I am between the avr 255 (euro model for 254) and the Denon 1909.
The harman is the better product, and the Denon the problem-free one...
In these situations my heart usually beats my logic and I go for the better product, but this time, I need to be more certain because I will not have any local support for the receiver. (this will sound strange to you in the US, to explain it in a few words, in Europe you can buy from any country you want within the EU, but the local dealer has the right not to give you support if you haven't bought from him. So in my country (Greece) the Harman costs 680 euros, and I can buy it from Germany for 450 euros....obviously I won't buy it locally, but I will also lose my local support this way). So by not having the ability to return the product, exchange it for another 255, or eventually exchange it for the Denon if I can't make it work the way I want, I need to be sure it will work the way I want.
What I am going to so is connect an HTPC with HDMI, and an Xbox360 also with HDMI. Maybe later on a PS3 too. I will use my HTPC as a player for everything (including bluray). Now a trickier part is, that I want the signal sent to 2 devices, a Projector, but also an LCD-TV. Both are 1080p. So At the AVR255 output I will put an hdmi splitter box and send hdmi cables to those 2 devices. So when I am at the receiver room (HT room) I want to see bluray from the HTPC with HD audio and all, or play Xbox on the projector. When I am at the LCD-TV room (my bedroom) I want to be able to get the HTPC signal/xbox to my LCD-TV including sound (I won't use any bluray I know the TV cant handle HD audio) so I merely want the harman to work as a repeater.
As far as I understant I can turn off video processing now, but not scaling (I will only be sending 1080p signal anyway so no scaling right? But what if instead of my LCD-TV I connect a 1920x1200 monitor? will the harman try to scale 1080p to this resolution? this would be disaster).
So, will it do the above, or not? here's the question