Well I ended up picking up a RX-A2010 yesterday!!! I am excited to have some new HT gear for a change! Yesterday I was bored at work, and decided to see if the one local sore offered credit. They did, and then they approved me for $3000 interest free for 12 months. The budget was around $1000, and I stuck with it. A few days ago when the wife and I went there to look at some gear first hand they had a demo/open box 2010 for just under 1k. The plan was to either get that, or settle on the 1010 (which wouldn't have really been settling). We stopped there on our way home from work, and the demo unit was gone. However the 2010 was on sale for $1300, and they knocked it down to $1,250 without even asking. The wife said go for it, and so I did. We were in and out in 5 minutes
Installing was super easy since its all just HDMI. Two in, one out, network, power, and speakers DONE. Everything worked like it should right away, no issues at all. The menus are easy, but they were a little intimidating at first since there is SO MUCH this thing can do. I ran YAPO and did it for multiple seating locations even. Since we only have a small apartment there are only 3 possible locations anyway
. Again though, it was very easy and there were no hiccups. I set up PANDORA with both of our accounts, and played with the APP remote. The phone APP is probably the coolest thing I have seen! It gives you all the info you need, and can do just about everything. The commands are almost instant, you cant even really tell any delay.
I haven't really had time to dive into everything this thing can do, but I can tell its really a waste in our small place. I cant wait to get a proper room, and some more speakers to really see what this beast can do. So far though I am thoroughly impressed. Everything has been very easy to do, and just works. I cant stress that enough, its very impressive for something so complicated and feature loaded. I cant think of any other piece of electronics that I can say the same about.
Here are some crappy comparison pictures with my old Integra DTR-5.4, and a few of the new beast!
Old vs. New
Just a few more connections!
That's all for now, sorry for the dust on the last few.