Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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I think I saw in another thread that you were concerned about eARC to the LG C9, and there are currently issues to the eARC C9 to Denon 3400 etc. generation (probably will be fixed in time).
So, the option mentioned of a 4400 is a better receiver on clearance that you can buy new. I haven't researched if this is currently available, but it will be, at least by August, and the other poster suggested already available. Or you can get a newer Denon such as 3500 at Accessories for Less that is a refurb for a similar price.
My personal recommendation is at least a 3400 or 4400 (waiting for eARC fix for both) or 3500, since they have Audyssey xt32, which is significantly better than xt. The lower Denon models will have xt. I have purchased Denons new and refurb, and refurb is an option.
The 3400 and 3500 are limited to Atmos with 5.1.2 or non Atmos with 7.1. The 4400 and 4500 can support 7.1.4 with an external amp. From your use case it sounds like you don't need the 7.1.4 capability.
Living room: Samsung PN60F8500, Sony X800M2, Roku Premiere+, Revel W763, Revel M16, Hsu HB-1 MK2, RSL C34E, Rhythmik D15SE, Denon X4200W; Zone 2: Speaker selector, Yamaha RX-V495 (1999); Bedroom: Panasonic P50U54, Oppo BDP-80, Chromecast Audio, Advent Legacy III (1994), Denon 2310ci; Cabin: Roku 3, NHT Super Zero (1996), Hsu VTF-2 MK4, Denon 1712