Please, no flaming. I really like Yamaha for receivers, but I really need to replace my old RX-930. I loved reading this thread and it certainly helped me understand the many strengths of the 2700 and a few of the weaknesses. My question is this, is the 2700 still the right purchase if I'm going to purchase in the next few months, or is there something on the horizon that looks more promising, either from Yamaha or someone else? The lack of upscaling to 1080p and the elusive HDMI 1.3 come to mind, but I don't want to get stuck in analysis parallysis either.
Here's my current config:
- Sony KDL-46XBR2 that accepts 1080p via HDMI (3 total).
- Motorola DCT-6200 cable box that outputs 1080i HD via DVI or component
- Older Panasonic DVR, no HD
- Older Sony high end single CD player, optical output
- XBOX360 that outputs 1080p via VGA cable which the XBR2 has (no HDMI output on the 360)
I'm considering the following changes soon also:
- Remove DVR and upgrade to a cable set top box with HD DVR built in. Not sure, but think this would give HDMI out.
- Replace Sony CD player with something new, like a combo DVD and CD player, with progressive scan and upconvert built in. If the whole HD-DVD vs BlueRay standar battle was more clear I'd probably go with one of those HD DVD formats.
Appreciate any thoughts before I pull the trigger on the V2700. As you can see from how long I've had my last receiver, I plan to live with it for years to come and want to make sure I do the best I can now, but not keep waiting for the next incremental technology.