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- 55" LG OLED C9, this currently sells for $2600 CAD, but I'm going to wait a bit and see if I can find a sale for around $2000. The C8 version already sells for $2000 CAD, but it doesn't support eARC whereas C9 comes with HDMI 2.1. I don't really care about HDMI 2.1, but I do care about eARC. The reason being without eARC there currently doesn't seem to be a way to get both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at the same time. Existing streaming boxes only support one of the two. NVidia shield gives me Atmos but no DV, and ATV can do DV but no Atmos. So I've been thinking if I get a TV with support for eARC then I'll be able to use the built in apps + Plex to get DV+Atmos for Netflix and ripped content. Does this sound reasonable? Alternatively I could get the C8 and wait for ATV/Nvidia shield to add support.
- Denon S750H, though I'm quite confused here. It mostly seems to address my needs (read below), is it worth it to pay extra and go for something like a X3600H? I've read a lot of nice things about Audyssey MultEQ XT32, but I don't know if it's worth an extra $500. Any other recommendations here?
- As for speakers I can't make up my mind. With S750H I won't be able to do 7.1.2, so I would have to give away some of the speakers and go for a 5.1.2 setup. Does it make sense to go for a 7.1 setup, or for a 5.1.2 setup? Sounds like if I want to go for 7.1.2 I'd have to pay quite a bit more for the receiver and go with something like the X3600H.
I don't think I have much of a wiggle room on the TV, $2k seems to be the minimum I'd have to spend to get 4k OLED, even without eARC. I am completely open to changing everything though.
- Given the 4k budget, spending 2k on the TV + $500-1k on the receiver (depending on what I get) + tax leaves something around $700-$1k CAD for speakers. Any opinion on whether it makes sense to get a tower speaker that comes with upfiring speakers, or get those add-on speakers with a regular tower speaker?