I am torn between Yamaha RX-V775WA and the Denon AVR-X3000. I could also throw in the Denon AVR-X4000, but don't see a whole lot of benefit to spending a couple hundred dollars more.
What would people in here suggest?
Appreciate the response! However, being a newbie, I am also not sure if I am missing any critical requirements.
My requirements would be for me to listen to theater quality sound at home. I have a room that is about 20'x15' and I "want" 7.2 channel receiver, with zone 2, simply because I want some music to be heard in my office room where I might be working. I do need wi-fi because I will be streaming from my Network Attached Storage (NAS) and that is DLNA certified, so i do need a receiver that can play music from the NAS. Outside of that, I think I need at least 5 HDMI input and 1 output (but 2 would be nice, if I ever have to plug my laptop in there). Connectivity is important, but I believe having Wi-Fi should be good.
Let me know if I missed anything important (of course, I haven't mentioned the fact that the sounds needs to be good, video needs to be 1080p at least, so on so forth).
Believe me you are not being difficult, quite the contrary, you've been most helpful. I, on the other hand, don't quite know all my requirements - I am a total newbie when it comes to home theaters. I am sure I will be satisfied with the most basic of receivers, but I don't want to be in the boat, where 6 months down the line I realize that I need to dump my existing receiver for an "upgrade" (although, I do realize that technology seems to change quite fast, so some upgrades may be necessary at some point, hopefully, in a couple of years or more)!
That being said, there are constraints too - like the amount of money that I want spend. The size of my media room, etc., so I am trying to balance the requirements with the constraints as well!
I am only now reading things like pre-outs and pre-ins and whether I should include them in my requirements.
Can someone recommend a few good receivers that is less than $500 which does the following:
- transmit 3D image and sound from a 3D TV and 3D Blu-Ray player
- has pretty good sound qualities and output for a 20x18 room
- permits upscaling of standard films to 1080p
- has composite inputs at back that allow an old VCR (what are those?!! :P) to play videos or DVDs (this is not too necessary but good if it comes with this)
- has enough input and output slots for IPOD players and cameras
- compatible with a Samsung TV
- does not need zone 2 but must have good surround sound and cinematic type sound quality