Originally Posted by tcat
I saw the flier, it did not mention "1712", so I called and asked about it. They had no 1712's and said the ad was for the 1312... Obviously a lot of folks got the 1712 for the $227.00... Best I've come up with is EE with TECHBARGAINS2012, comes to $289.98, not that far from Frys $246 with tax.
What...a Fry's employee lying to you because he's clueless??? That's never happened before! .
The 1312 is a 5.1 receiver and the ad clearly states 7.1. To the best of my knowledge, the 1312 also doesn't have any type of auto-EQ system and the picture in the Fry's ad clearly shows the Audyssey EQ mic. Both of these indicate that it can't be a 1312 just by the writing in the ad. It's not just good luck that "a lot of folks got the 1712."
My particular question... I've got a Denon 3805, and have been debating whether upgrading to this would be good. I don't need all the power of the 3805, but the amp quality appears to have lower distortion numbers and so I don't know if getting the Audyssey EQ and the auto sound leveling would be worthwhile. That seems to be the biggest feature I would like to have other than HDMI switching, since I"m constantly bouncing volume levels so that loud sections of movies don't wake the kids, but that we can still hear the quiet sections properly.
Any input on this decision?