Been out of the A/V game for a while so I’m not really up on all the stuff that’s been happening in the industry the past 7 years or so. I was wondering if I could get some help choosing a receiver. I can read and understand specs without a problem, but it’s the nuances(like DAC quality) and general company reputations and experience that this forum brings that I was hoping to bring to the table.
What I’m looking for in order of importance from most to least:
1. $500 with a possibility to $600 at Best Buy if the $100 jump is worth it
2. Preferably available at Best Buy(I’m using gift certificates), but willing to use any other retailer a if the deal is good enough
3. 4k upscaling, BT2020, support for all versions of HDR with passthrough. This is higher on the list than sound quality since this will be my hub, pretty much everything in this price has sufficient enough sound quality anyway, and I want it as future proof as possible
4. 7.2 channels. 9.2 would be nice, but I don’t need it as I don’t ever anticipate having a room big enough to need this.
5. As many surround formats as possible
6. Sound quality. It’s not in a huge room, so power isn’t a huge selling point. Considering my room and speaker size everything in my price range has enough power.
7. Varied streaming service support
8. Wireless speaker support(not referring to Bluetooth): I’m not really sold on this.
Here’s the ones I have, but if anyone knows of a really good deal from anywhere else at $500 I’d be cool with that.
I'm leaning towards the Pioneer VSXLX504 or Onkyo Tx-RZ830, simply because the deal on those
With the list below, is there anything that screams "YES that one" or "NO Don't get that one"?
- Denon AVRX2500H $399.98($799 Retail pricematch Amz) BB
- Pioneer VSXLX104 $499.98 BB
- Yamaha RX-A680BL $549.98 BB
- Onkyo TX-NR787 $446 BB(price match Amz)
- Pioneer VSXLX503 $599.98($1k retail) BB
- Onkyo TX-RZ830 $499($1399 retail)
- Pioneer VSX-LX303 $399.99
Thanks for any help!