I'm in the market for a pre/pro (or an AVR that I'll just use as a pre/pro) whose primary use will be home theatre (TV and Blu-ray). I really don't anticipate ever needing much beyond 7.1 given the current constraints of the room (...and pocketbook...and wife), but want to be sure that I have both MultEQ XT32/Sub EQ and reasonable video processing.
Thus far I'm looking at:
Integra DHC-80.3 or Onkyo PR-SC5509
Denon 4520CI or Marantz AV8801
Anthem MRX 300/500/700
Clearly a big spectrum of pricing in the above...so I guess my real question is whether I need much more than a TX-NR1010 or MRX500 based on my needs? Any compelling reason to spend the dough on the others if I know I'm not going to get into 9+ channels?
Edited by Manchild - 11/30/12 at 5:53pm