In the last couple of weeks, we have seen manufacturers launch their next generation of AV receivers for 2013. It’s always exciting to see which components, chipsets, and new features are being adding to these products in order to attract new and existing consumers.
I’ve been following most of new AVR announcement threads, and one thing I've noticed is that half the people posting always wish they had other features. For some, Bluetooth is important for wireless music streaming, and for others, it's a second monitor HDMI output for their rack room. Some features are unimportant, and their absence will not stop consumers from purchasing a given unit. But for others, not having a certain feature may be a deal breaker. It's rare to find all the features you want in one AV receiver.
Let’s pretend for a moment that the major manufacturers are looking at this thread right now and want to hear from you.
What would you like to see in your next AVR? What feature, component, chipset, or even physical aspect would make you upgrade your AVR right now? Maybe there are even some features that aren't already found in today's receivers that you would like to see. What are they?