Quick question to everyone. I am in the running to buy a Receiver. I have narrowed my pick down to the Pioneer Elite series due to the video conversion and upscaling that I've read about on other forums and in Home Theater magazine. I chose this over the Yamaha series, which I have loved because of its attention to music CD's etc. But with kids now and more movie watching than music listening, we decided to build our system with movies in mind. I have a relatively large living room and cathedral ceilings and because of the cost, we have not had a stereo system or TV in 3 years (except for our little 24 incher) after we renovated our house. We have saved up to buy a system that we would love. We do not have a traditional 4 wall enclosure, it is wide open to the next room, hence, my back speakers are M&K tripoles which have worked wonders in the past. I do not plan on changing these.
In terms of speakers, I have chosen to go with the Definitive Tech Mythos for the fronts, as well Center speaker. We do not have a TV picked out yet - probably another 3 to 6 months away, but we will have some music if we can just decide upon what receiver to buy. I have brought it down to this: The Pioneer Elite SC-67 or the Pioneer Elite SC-68. In the Home Theater forum, they list the following as differences between the two:
"The thx-mode on square feet and the dacs and also bi-amping front and rear speakers and center."
Now keeping in mind the system that I am building, is it really worth spending an extra $500-$700 on this issue? Will I appreciate the difference at all at this point? Or would it be better to get the SC-67, whose direction I am currently leaning toward and decide about upgrading later?
Thanks a lot for your answers.
A methodically slow Noobie trying to build a system for the next 10 years.