I hope you guys can point me in the right direction.
My 10 year old Denon 1610 died so I am looking for a new AVR.
Now I would like to have to spend as little as possible but at the same time I want my next AVR to be some what "future proof" example eARC, Dolby virtual X and Dolby Height Virtualizer.
Now let me just say like with my 1610 I will once again only being using a 5.1 setup at least for a while anyway.
What I really would like to know is since I will be using "Dolby virtual X and Dolby Height Virtualizer" modes the most with my 5.1 speakers does it even make any sense getting the X2600H over the S950H? Since from my understanding Audyssey MultEQ XT is not even used when using "Dolby virtual X and Dolby Height Virtualizer" modes.
My room is medium size at best and my speakers while good to my ears are not what you would call even close to high end maybe not even middle end lol.
Also would I hear a big difference between 75W, 90W and 95W?
The $499 price tag of S750H is so tempting but I would be willing to spend more if the S950H or X2600H would have a very noticeable sound improvement.
I am hoping this new AVR will last me another 10 years!
I am just afraid I will throw extra money for extra features that I may not even need.
And last thing is Denon still really good?
I have seen a lot of bad reviews for Denon AVR's this past year which worries me a little.
I loved my Denon 16109 for the last 10 years though!