I am getting into this hobby (or insanity) and need a new AVR. I have been playing with budget, wants, needs, dreams, and everything else in between. Simply put, the 2015 AVRs that do what I ultimately want down the road our outside my budget. I won't have $1500 to plop down on an AVR.
With that said, I am looking to see how people like their X4100W?
My use for this will initially be a 5.1 setup. Eventually moving to a 5.1.2 and then 5.1.4 (with a 2ch amp). I will not have any 4K capability for probably 3-5 years. This is part of the reason I am not overly concerned with the HDCP 2.2 compliance. I figure by the time I get the entire 5.1.4 complete it will be 3 years down the road. The Atmos technology will stabilize and mature. The higher end features in the 2015 AVRs will trickle down to the lower models making a 7.1.4 (or more) AVR in the more affordable range by then (might be wishful thinking though). By then, I will rotate the X4100W to garage work and have my ultimate HT setup.
Gear: Denon AVR-X3200W; Chane A5rx-c Main L/R, Chane A2rx-c center; Elemental Design A5-350 Subwoofer; Panasonic PT-AE8000U; MOnoprice Surrounds; Screen skimmed, waiting to be painted