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Originally Posted by Canuck31
The DN1080 likely has all the features I'd want and then some. Due to being in an apartment the most I'd do is a 5.2 setup.
I have an LG 4K TV and Sony 4K blu-ray player.
Canuck, I think you'll enjoy the 1080, but I don't know if it sounds better than the equivalent Yamaha. I kind of doubt most people can hear a difference in sound quality among any of these mid-priced consumer AVRs, so it's more about features. I have an LG TV and the X800 as well, and think CEC works pretty well with this mix. For example my LG remote (I don't use a Harmony) controls the volume, I can select an AVR source from the TV's menu, and can control some of the AVR's home screen items. So I rarely ever use the AVR remote. One minor thing that appealed to me is this AVR is not as deep as many others, if that's a factor at all in where you place it. Like the X800, it is built like a tank inside.
In terms of the AVR going to the home screen after powering on, all it needs is a signal from the source again to get it back - like hitting "play" on your player. Minor annoyance, and since this is still the current model, likely to get fixed in a firmware update since a previous update caused it. My guess is it's a CEC / HDMI timing glitch, where it looks for a signal after the source tells it "select me".
HT: OLED65E6P (ChadB cal'd), STR-DN1080, UBP-X800, 7 Take Classics, Dual SB2000's
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