I'm looking to make the 4K jump this year (replacing a 12 year old Sony SXRD that has served me well) with either a 2019 LG OLED or Samsung QLED. Which means first replacing my Denon 4308 to pass the higher bandwidth signals. Clearly I don't upgrade often, so I was a bit disappointed to see the 2019 Denon line up not including full HDMI 2.1 for future proofing (short of the 8500 that I believe will be eligible for a hardware upgrade). Granted, we are probably along way from actually needing a full 2.1 feature set. So it's not a deal breaker. Which leaves me with looking at the 4500 or 6500.
It seems like the 6500 would be parity for my 4308, spec wise. But I'm still running 5.1 (with no immediate plans to expand that), so in theory the 4500 would be fine, if not slightly under powered compared to my 4308. Would I really notice the power difference on the 4500? My speakers are Paradigms - Monitor 7s up front, cc370 center, mini monitors for surround, and a ps1000 sub. I don't know what versions they are, but they were purchased around 2005/06, so what ever version was around back then. If it maters, my main usage is probably 50% gaming/30% television/15% movies/5% music. I don't usually crank it, but occasionally bump the volume up from time to time.
Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Nick3092; 03-21-2019 at 05:29 AM.