So if I'm getting this right, our AVRs,
-work as an amp (their intended purposes)
-work as a pre amp(same as above)
-have pre outs (some)
-powers up to 3 zones
-decode all the formats (technologies that AVR manufacturers have to implement)
-Have legacy, digital, and HDMI connection (HDMI being another tech that they have to implement)
-are HDMI switcher
-upscale (tech, they have to implement)
-make our crappy rooms sound magical
-play nice with our smartphones and tablet
-bluetooth compatible (tech they have to implement)
-DLNA compatible (tech they have to implement)
After all this, on another thread, apparently, they should have GUIs like smartphones do.
All this tech that AVR manufacturer's have to stuff in their boxes needs to play nice with no bugs, be aestethic, not to big, run cool, all this explained to us in 15 words in a 2 page manual etc etc...
And we are still asking for more...
Oh, and we only want to pay...very little.