can lrstevens or anyone else offer a comparison of say the Denon line vs the Onkyo line? More specifically say the AVR-2807 or AVR-3806, in comparison to the Onkyo TX-SR805 and TX-SR875 (from the specs so far seen)?
Some of this information is new to me, its hard to know whats really useful or needed. I was planning on getting the Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD player to go along with.
Audio quality(formats/codecs supported), where the audio is decoded, SD video upconversion are some points of interest to me. If I get the XA2 which has the audio pre-outs for all the channels, does that mean all I really need in the receiver is the pre-inputs? Would all the possible audio streams on HD DVD be processable? Since I'm getting ready to do a HT upgrade I want to do it right and get something that will last another 10 years like my current setup has.
Reason i ask all this is someone said earlier that both the HD player and receiver both have to support hdmi 1.3a and I;m confused as to whether this will impact the audio if I use the pre-outs, or if it only affects the video.
This is getting confusing.
If there's a FAQ anyplace please point me as my eye's are glazing over.