Originally Posted by joerod
Depends on your needs. Are you going to do Height sound? Are you going to use as a pre-pro or receiver? Answer those questions and I will gladly suggest which one.
I've read some various reviews about wide vs height and some say it's not worth it, others say it is. Some reviews say wide is better than height and vice versa, so I'm not sure which way I'll go exactly.
Right now I have 5.1 sound in my living room. I would like the ability to add more speakers later (I have "legacy" Mirage speakers and I'm always looking for those that match on ebay). I'm a bit of geek and like the idea of being able to expand my set up over the next few years.
I also like the idea of being able to update the receiver via ethernet and stream music from my NAS, but is the ethernet connection really worth the extra money?
Do any one of the 3 receivers actually produce better audio? I guess that is the most important thing I'd like to know.
Mostly, I usually keep a device for a long time (my speakers are 14 years old and I still love them), so I also like for things to be as "future proof" as I can get. I know there is always something better coming out, but I'd like a receiver I'll likely still be happy with in 3 or 4 years.
Thanks for your help. By the way, I've very much enjoyed reading your reviews.