I'm in the market for a new AVR. My current Sony ES STR-DA1000ES has been great but does not even have HDMI in/out let alone a lot of the other new tech out there. I know in a lot of industries start releasing the next year's products late in the year. I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead and pick up something from 2013 or wait a little bit and see if 2014 brings anything new and exciting I might miss out on.
I am thinking right now I am looking at:
7.1 or 7.2 (does the .2 really matter? is it any better than just using a Y out of the AVR?)
Probably do not need multi-zone
I'm thinking budget will be around $500.
Mostly 7.x HT use