First post on the forums - please be kind
So, I have been looking to get an AV Receiver for a while. Basically, I want the receiver to be able to plug everything through it, i.e. TV, XBox, Sky Box, Wii, 3D Blu Ray etc etc...and generally use the box for an all-in-one amp with great surround sound quality.
I remember looking a little while ago and it was, back then, between the Onkyo-609 and the Denon-1912. However, after some advice, I was told to wait for the 2012 range, and now it's here. It seems to me like it's between the Onkyo 616 and the Denon 2113 - is this a fair comment? I am looking around the £500 budget, and it seems I can basically get both for the same price - £499.
Looking through all of the forums and reviews etc, I seem to be going round in circles with what one to purchase. My mind seemed to be made up with the 616 as it is packed with a great amount more features, more HDMI outputs, Zone 2 etc etc - but after copious amounts of reading, it seems the 616 has been packed full of bugs and may not be the best solution after all? From my understanding, the 616 is packed with more features as mentioned above, but the Denon has better sound quality overall with the MultiEQ XT, and also a nice plus (as I have various Apple products) is the AirPlay support (although yet again reviews have mentioned that it's nicer to just plug the apple products in :/).
Can I ask everyone's opinions on this please? What have people been going for, the Denon or the Onkyo? If I can be persuaded either way that would be great....