Also does anyone know when HDMI 2 is gonna ship in rcvrs ?
Edited by Chris_Stephens - 10/28/13 at 6:30pm
Braveheart the location in your profile seems to describe you well in this thread, you seem to be the lone wolf with regards to the use of auto calibration.
Sadly I don't know nearly enough about dialing in my system on my own so I depend heavily on Audyssey which I like much better than YPAO (I have no experience with MCAAC). The OP said his client has rooms that do not have good acoustics so it sounds like they would benefit from a good AVR with a solid RC system like Audyssey. That being said I second the suggestion made by Bill Mac, I would go with either the Denon 4520 or the Marantz SR7008.
Both brands are well known for their sound quality, they have good power and great features. Also, both brands have good mid priced AVRs that would easily handle the needs stated by the OP and that makes learning the operation of all three receivers much easier (assuming all three would be the same brand).