Originally Posted by the Spaniard
What will I lose in HD video and audio if I go with the NAD as opposed to one of the other amps with all the bells and whistles, etc
the Onkyo had the Reon HQV video processing and of course you will not be getting that in the NAD. However, NAD's position--and in my opinion it is a valid one--is that video processing is best left out of the receiver since there is already a video processor in your player and your display. Why add another one into the chain? Although at first the video processing of the Onkyo was something that attracted me to it, I have since changed my thinking. NAD makes a valid point here.
NAD seems to concentrate on one thing with their audio products: sound. Again, in my opinion, this is an advantage rather than a detriment.
it would be a matter of subjective opinion, but some would say that the NAD amplifier and power supply components are superior to the other receivers you mention. That is my opinion, anyway.
Lastly, the NAD T785/T775/T765T175 are all modular and upgradeable (according to the NAD website), so as new technologies are available there will actually be an upgrade path. Most receivers cannot make this claim.
I for one was considering an Onkyo 905 and have since changed my mind: I have a T775 on order and it should arrive this Wednesday.