Originally Posted by westmd
From information I have got so far it looks like the T187 is in fact a T175HD2 with a slight faceplate change. So no real changes in case of the "body" unit. With inserting the VM150X in your T175Hd you have build your own T187. This assumption is based on the data sheets and an unconfirmed statetement from the German NAD distributor!
I wanted to share some info on the T187 with you all.
I called NAD today and talked to Mike Alguire in Technical Support Dept. I asked him about internal differences that could affect sonics such as power supplies, card layouts, DSP chips, etc. He said that besides the obvious differences in features stated on the data sheet, that internal components in the T187 were identical to the 175HD. He confirmed that there is no video scaler--that it's redundant. The unit provides video switching only.
Sonically he said they should be virtually the same. He did share one helpful piece of information: He said that the electronic relays were new in the T187 to eliminate clicking which we all know was part of the previous design. Yay! No more issues with that at least
I wonder if they just used the board from their receivers or if they attempted something that was still a sonically superior solution
I also asked him if he knew of any MDC upgrades coming soon. Answer was none that he is aware of. Then I asked him about Audyssey Pro and if that was a feature only available on the Masters Series. He said that Audyssey Pro could be used with any of their Audyssey MultiEQ XT capable products. Looking closer, I see that is a standard feature of the AM200 module. So at least if we can't have XT32, we can have Pro.
So now the question is, do I snatch up a 175HD used or refurbished and save some cash, or go for the T187? I'm really wondering why the MSRP remains $2999 even though video processing was eliminated