Originally Posted by Charles R
My take is you couldn't give me the R-972 for my den. From the time it takes to lock on a source, lack of networking (including storing calibration settings), lack of scaling, the remote (although I wouldn't use it anyway), lack of Dynamic EQ and the list goes on and on. Now in my dedicated room none of those matter and it brings 3D remapping which no one else offers.
My setup is reasonably simple. I have two main pieces of equipment: a Mac mini and an Xbox. I may add a Bluetooth receiver for my son too and get a BD player back. The Mac mini will be set up as two sources: HDMI for movies/AirPlay mirror, and optical for music (iTunes, AirPlay, Internet radio if I want... maybe EyeTV; anything). I do not need video scaling I think. So I expect some delay switching between the sources... 80% of the time I play music via iTunes. The rest of the time, kids use the Xbox either with the Xbox sound or with a wireless headset while I listen to music. They are already complaining, err, used to the re-synchronization on the Denon when I want to listen to music (because we switch sources and the Denon and my projector re-sync HDMI). Of course the Denon is ~ 1 second, not 4-5 but that would be my delay in audio mostly...
I also can't figure out what the story about 3D support is... AC4L says HDMI 1.4, some people here say it's not really 1.4 and 3D is only passed in compromised resolutions? Of course the manual is silent since that was a firmware update. 3D is not that important though but we do have a 3D projector and watch a 3D movie once in a blue moon. Movies stored on the Mac are in side by side which should work just fine, but what about true resolution 3D from a BD player?My room (link to pics)
is pretty open, so I was wondering if the 3D remapping and wide sweet spot of Trinnov would be an advantage there. What do you think? We sit on the yellow chair and couch visible in the pictures. Surrounds will be in ceiling. I'll have LCR and sub in the room as standalones, with the LR around the screen and the C below. Because of all the differences in height I was hoping 3D remapping would help (though I have read about how some didn't have success lifting up their center channel).
I'd wire the system like this, and I like that unlike the Denon, the Sherwood would allow me to have 7.1 for movies someday while sharing two amps with my kitchen.
So in short, I really would love a chance to have what many here call the very best sound, but I will have only one AVR and one room... We live in a standalone home so volume is only an issue as far as my taste not being into loud listening.
Edit: I know it's Sherwood Newcastle... Sorry, brain wires got crossed when I did that diagram.
.Edited by Dr. Crash - 12/5/12 at 1:57pm