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***** Posts 1-5 are under construction and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available regarding the 2020 models **************

This thread is for discussion of the 2020 Marantz AVR models: NR1711/SR5015/SR6015/SR7015

------ The 2019 NR1510 will continue for 2020/2021 and therefore will continue to be discussed in the 2019 Marantz AVR Owner's thread.

------ The 2020 SR8015 is discussed in its own dedicated thread --> https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/3161282-official-2020-marantz-sr8015-owner-s-thread.html

What's new or to be added via firmware update for the 2020 models?

- Features added to the 2019 models continue (and now also added to the SR7015 as the 2018 SR7013 was not replaced in 2019)
----- HDCP 2.3 all HDMI inputs/outputs
----- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (factory default is ON, so with a 7.1 or less setup, this feature is enabled; works with DD/DTS/PCM w/no Audyssey limitation)
----- Main Zone HDMI/TV Audio distribution (multi channel) down mixed to 2CH for Zone 2/HEOS speakers - press the [Zone 2 Source] button on the front panel and select "Source" instead of the actual source name (formerly only on 2019 SR6014)
----- USB input supports both FAT32 and NTFS
----- ALL ZONE STEREO setting added to Smart Select buttons
----- Bluetooth transmission to single set of headphones/hearing aids (with "Bluetooth only" or "Bluetooth + speakers" settings) - volume adjustment via headphone/hear aids only
----- HDMI Custom Input Assign (able to assign a single HDMI input jack to multiple source names to enable saving separate audio input assignments for each, ie. HDMI, digital, analog))
----- HDMI Input Auto Rename (AVR will automatically change the input name if recognized, eg. if using PS4, the name would change to PS4)
----- Airplay disable (ON/OFF) - so AVR is not seen as an Airplay device (eg. if kids in the house that might accidently select it as a source)
----- Roon tested (ie. use Airplay or USB)
----- Able to "overlay" the volume bar, INFO and OPTION menus on all 4k (and now 8k as well for 2020 models) video with Setup menu displayed on black background - note that <Video Conversion> must be enabled for the "overlay" to occur; however, the <i/P Scaler> can be disabled.

- A single HDMI 2.1/HDCP 2.3/8k/40Gbps input (8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through) with all remaining HDMI inputs 4k/HDMI 2.0b/HDCP 2.3 - [Note that the 40Gbps number is more likely to be the number the industry adopts at large vs the 48Gbps initial target. The 2020 LG OLED X series just released with 40Gbps ports.]
- Both main zone HDMI monitor outputs (SR5015/SR6015/SR7015) are also 8k/HDCP 2.3 while the Zone 2 monitor output (SR6015/SR7015/SR8015) remains 4k/HDMI 2.0b/HDCP 2.3
- AUX 2 button on remote relabeled to 8k
- AUX 1 button on remote relabeled to AUX
- Pre-amp mode (formerly only featured on the flagship models) - physically disconnects all on board amps when only external amps are being used (SR6015/SR7015/SR8015 only) regardless of whether only 2 speakers up to a maximum of 11 speakers (13 - SR8015) are connected
- Speaker Preset (1/2) - Store two sets of speaker settings (including separate Audyssey EQ for each ie. no longer need to use USB or MultEQ Editor app for this); also added to Smart Select buttons
- Gaming enhancements - all HDMI inputs are able to pass Variable Refresh Rate (VRR); Quick Frame Transport (QFT); Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM - previously added on some older models via firmware update) )
- Video/Movie enhancements - all HDMI inputs are able to pass Dynamic HDR, HDR10+; Quick Media Switching (QMS)
- Height 3/Front Wide speaker support (SR8015 only)
- Auro 3D Center Height (CH) with Auro 3D 13.1 support (SR8015 only)
- Able to use DTS Neural:X on all audio
- HDCP Setup - sets the HDCP version (Auto/1.4/2.3) for an HDMI input source
- ECO Mode defaults to "Auto"
- Volume Limit - variable from 60-80 / -20dB to 0dB (vs. fixed 60/70/80 - -20dB/-10dB/0dB on older models)
- Bass Sync can be enabled in DIRECT/PURE DIRECT modes with a multi channel audio source (SR7015/SR8015)
- Video - Information menu displays whether ALLM / QMS / QFT enabled on input signal
- All models use the same AK4458VN DAC.
- Dolby Surround Upmixer (DSU) - able to up-mix to a single Surround Back speaker (ie. 6.1 setup) when the "Speaker Virtualizer" is OFF

- Added via future firmware update:
- Screen saver - moving MARANTZ icon (after no video input or same menu displayed for more than 5 minutes - Default = OFF); also moving MUTE icon (December 2020)
- DTS:X Pro - support for up to 7.2.6 (with ability to select either Top Middle or Top Surround+Center Height) or 9.2.4 (ie. Front Wide) - SR8015 only (December 2020)

What features weren't carried forward from the 2019 (NR1710/SR5014/SR6014 models?
- Front HDMI input removed (NR1711/NR5015/NR6015)

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Notes:
1. Although all models feature two subwoofer pre-outs, only the SR6015/SR7015/SR8015 have independent subwoofer volume control of each subwoofer.
2. All models have a 3 year warranty if purchased new/open-box from an authorized dealer
3. All refurbished models have a 1 year warranty if purchased from an authorized refurb dealer


Marantz model web page info and Owner manual links (NOTE: Not all links may be active yet):

** Until the on line manual links become available, the manuals can be downloaded at ---> https://www.us.marantz.com/en-US/support/manuals. Note also, the various tables formerly provided in the Appendix of the Owner's manual (ie. Sound Mode Tables) are not included in the 2020 manuals; however, can be downloaded as a separate .pdf file at the same URL.

- NR1711 - MSRP $849, 7.2 CH, 50W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail Aug
This is a slim line model that features Audyssey MultEQ (6 mic positions), networking, Web Control, DSD via USB/network source, speaker posts, 32 bit DAC, and an on board HEOS module (allows streaming of HEOS app music services to the AVR as well as streaming PCM 2.0 source from the AVR to HEOS wireless speakers set up around the home). Firmware updates are installed via a network connection or USB. There are FL/FR main zone pre-outs and Zone 2 pre-outs. PHONO input included. Atmos/DTS:X 5.2.2, DTS:X. It features 5.1 + Zone 2 capability using the Surround Back speaker posts for Zone 2 and also adds Zone 2 pre-outs using an external amp. DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration but Audyssey is disabled). Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer (activated when set to ON and "...+ Dolby Surround" sound mode selected and no height speakers configured; Audyssey is not disabled). Lowest model that works with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (iOS/Android, $20) to fine tune the Audyssey speaker/sub calibration. Also features a 12v trigger.

http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=NR1711

http://manuals.marantz.com/NR1711/NA/EN/


- SR5015 - MSRP $1099, 7.2 CH, 100W, HDMI In/Out (6/2) - avail Sep (?)
Upgrading from the NR1711 adds HDAM Pre-Amp modules (known to provide for better 2CH music listening), 7.2 Main zone pre-outs, a second Main zone HDMI monitor output and the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT (8 mic positions).

http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=SR5015

http://manuals.marantz.com/SR5015/NA/EN/


- SR6015 - MSRP $1599, 9.2 CH, 110W, HDMI In/Out (7/3) - avail Sep (?)
Upgrading from the SR5015 adds an extra rear HDMI input, Zone 2 HDMI monitor output, the best version of Audyssey (ie. MultEQ XT32), Audyssey LFC, Audyssey Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay), 7.1 multi analog inputs, and the ability to expand to 11CH (ie. 7.2.4) by using a 2CH external amp. DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration and although Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is NOT disabled, all other Audyssey features are disabled). IMAX Enhanced DTS:X. Lowest model that can pass PCM 2.0 audio from an HDMI source to Zone 2 and to HEOS wireless speakers.

http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=SR6015

http://manuals.marantz.com/SR6015/NA/EN/


- SR7015 - MSRP $2299, 9.2 CH, 125W, HDMI In/Out (8/3) - avail Aug
Upgrading from the SR6015 adds a Front HDMI input, Zone 3 (w/digital but not HDMI 2.0 pass through) and Zone 3 pre-outs, an extra Comp IN with the COMP OUT able to be selectable as either MAIN or Zone 2, Blue LED around the Porthole, Remote control w/backlight button & preset codes for other devices; a second 12v Trigger, 2 line display under front panel flap; 2 CH Playback (LARGE/SMALL; crossover settings, sub – on/off, LFE -LFE+MAIN, distance, level), 2nd Optical/Digital Coax inputs, Auro 3D, Bass Sync, and Aluminum front panel.

http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=SR7015

http://manuals.marantz.com/SR7015/NA/EN/

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Welcome to the Official 2020 Marantz AVR Owner's thread (NR1711/SR5015/SR6015/SR7015)

If this is your first visit to this thread, and you want to ask a question about one of the 2020 Marantz AVR models, either one that you own or one that you are thinking of buying, please provide the following information to allow for better responses to your questions:

(a) Identify the model number in question (eg. SR5015), as there are 4 different models (NR and SR series) discussed in this thread. Also if you have not posted in several days since your initial post, please post the model # again so we don't have to back track to learn which model you are referencing.

(b) Identify what you've done so far to troubleshoot the issue and what the front panel is displaying if an audio issue.

(c) Unless you indicate what settings have been changed, the assumption will be that all settings are on the factory defaults (ie. usually "Auto"),

(d) If the advice given seems to simplistic or obvious, don't shoot the advice giver as we have no idea of the level of your technical understanding,

(e) If there is no response to your post, it either means no one knows the answer or it has simply been overlooked so please repost if you still haven't resolved your issue,

(f) If you post a question in this thread and are given advice and either it or some other advice (eg. Marantz phone support, Marantz "Ask a Question" email support) resolves your issue, have the common courtesy to post back what solution resolved your issue so others can learn from it as well,

(g) If the issue is not user error or not just a misunderstanding on how the AVR works, please call Marantz support so the issue is registered,

(h) When responding to another post that is providing assistance to you, please press the "Quote" button in the lower right corner of that other poster's response so that response is also listed with your new post to provide some context, and,

(i) If you don't live in either the USA or Canada, please either indicate your country location in your profile or your post as some Marantz models from other regions in the world differ in configuration from their USA/Canada counterparts otherwise responses made in this thread are in regards to the USA/Canada models only.
 

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How do I reset the microprocessor or do a network reset on my 2020 Marantz NR/SR series AVR?

When the AVR is acting up or doing something strange, try the following steps before resorting to a microprocessor reset:

1. "Restart" - set the AVR to Standby and press/hold the power ON button until "Restart" is displayed on the front panel.

If no joy, then ...

2. Soft reset - set the AVR to Standby and unplug the power cord for about 10 minutes, then plug back in the power cord and turn ON.

If neither of the above resolves the issue, then you'll need to either do a network reset (if network related) or a microprocessor reset. You'll also want to reset the microprocessor before doing anything else if you purchased the AVR as an "open box" or demo/used/refurb unit to ensure all settings are returned to their original factory defaults. Prior to doing a reset, you can SAVE the config file to a USB thumb drive so it can be LOADed after doing the reset (SETUP - GENERAL - SAVE&LOAD).


Network Reset (“Amp Assign”, “Speaker Config.” and “Video” settings are not reset)

NR1711 - p.

1 - Turn on the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Select the HEOS Music Source
3 - Simultaneously press "ZONE2 SOURCE" and "DIMMER" on the front panel. Release your fingers when "Network Reset" is displayed on the front panel. "Completed" will display when the reset has completed.

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SR5015 - p.
SR6015 - p.

1 - Turn on the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Select the HEOS Music Source
3 - Simultaneously press "TUNER PRESET CH -" and "DIMMER" on the front panel. Release your fingers when "Network Reset" is displayed on the front panel. "Completed" will display when the reset has completed.

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SR7015 - p.

1 - Turn on the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Select the HEOS Music Source
3 - Simultaneously press "BACK" and "ENTER" on the front panel. Release your fingers when "Network Reset" is displayed on the front panel. "Completed" will display when the reset has completed.


Microprocessor Reset (aka "Reset to original factory settings" although does not roll back the firmware)

Notes: (a) On all models, if you are able to access the menu, new this year, you can also do the microprocessor reset by going to SETUP - GENERAL - RESET

(b) In some cases where a single microprocessor reset did not resolve an issue, doing at least 5 in a row did


NR1711 - p.
SR5015 - p.
SR6015 - p.


1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing the "ZONE2 SOURCE" and "M-DAX"
3 - Remove your fingers when "Initialized" appears on the front panel display.


SR7015 - p.

1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing the "GAME" and "INFO"
3 - Remove your fingers when "Initialized" appears on the front panel display.

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Factory Restore (restore to original factory firmware version)

1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the: NR1711 - "STATUS" and "PURE DIRECT"; SR5015/SR6015 - "M-DAX" and "TUNER PRESET CH +" ; SR7015 - "M-DAX" and "DYNAMIC EQ" buttons on the front panel and then press the ON/STANDBY button on the front panel. This procedure will take 15-20 minutes to restore to the original factory firmware.

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** NOTES:
(1) Prior to resetting the microprocessor, you can SAVE the config/settings (to include Audyssey settings) to a USB thumb drive using the SETUP - GENERAL - SAVE & LOAD setting.
 

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Firmware Updates

(1) Firmware updates for all 2020 models should be available via the Marantz website and can be downloaded and installed via USB thumb drive. You will need to enter the serial number of the AVR at the website page to obtain the update.

(2) Firmware updates can also be installed by the owner via an internet connection to the Marantz servers. Although it's not necessary to update your unit if you are not experiencing any problems, it's generally a good idea to keep it updated so that if there are any problems with the update the unit will still be covered under warranty. The update process generally doesn't take more than 30 minutes once the download begins and also generally does not erase any settings, although it's always a good idea to SAVE the config.avr file using the Setup - General - SAVE & LOAD - SAVE feature prior to doing the update just in case. Note that if the update process is stuck on "Authenticating", ensure a source other than NET/USB is selected and just let it continue for up to a few hours and it should eventually begin the update process (although note that Denon's servers have been known to crash the first day of release due to the overload, so you may want to wait a few days before trying again). One prior model year owner found that disconnecting ALL sources to the AVR enabled the unit to connect to the Denon servers and update the firmware when the update process had previously been unsuccessful.

Other tips if having problems with the update include setting "Network Control" to OFF in Standby, cycling the DHCP setting on the AVR, or using a static IP address.

During the update, the AVR will go into Standby mode, but will continue to update status on the front panel display. If the update seems to be hung up (ie. goes beyond 1 hour) ... power the AVR to Standby, unplug it for a few minutes and power back on and attempt the update again. If the update fails to load, check the network environment (ie. reset the router, replace the router with a more current/robust model, or ideally wire directly to the router if connecting wirelessly) If still not having any luck with the update, perform a Network Reset as described in post 3 above. You may also want to consider purchasing a long (100'+) Cat5/6 cable for network updates only for a higher probability of a successful install.

You will be notified automatically when there is a firmware update when the AVR is turned ON as long as the Notification Update setting is set to ON (factory default). For more information refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Notifications -Update in the Owner's manual. To manually check for an update, refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Update - Check for Update.

(3) What is my unit's current firmware version? The current firmware version can be determined from the AVR's menu: Setup --> General --> Information --> Firmware Version.
 

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Expanding the SR6015 or SR7015 from 9CH to 11CH

When expanding the SR6015/SR7015 from 9CH --> 11CH, the most cost effective solution is to purchase a smaller amp (eg. 50W AudioSource Amp100VS2) or re-purpose an existing AVR that you are replacing to power the second set of Height speakers. Another option for much higher cost is to purchase a much more powerful amp (eg. 300W Emotiva XPA-2) and power the Front L/R speakers. Note the SR6015/SR7015/SR8015 are the only 2020 models that can operate more than their on board amp capability (ie. no expansion capability on the SR5015).


50W, 12 lb solution
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZSEFU94/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687762&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00026BQJ6&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1TAJM72C74241PTYPSTE

300W, 35 lb solution
https://www.amazon.com/Emotiva-Audio-stereo-audio-amplifier/dp/B01KZHOXW8/ref=dp_ob_title_def


Connection:
a. A set of RCA cables would be used to connect either the Front L/R or Height2 L/R pre-outs (depending on amp selected) on the back of the SR6015/SR7015 to the L/R inputs on the external amp.
b. If using the AudioSource Amp100VS, connect to the MAIN/Line 2 inputs.
c. If using an old AVR, you would connect from the SR6015/SR7015 pre-outs to one of the stereo analog audio inputs (eg. CD) of the old AVR and then connect the speakers to the Front L/R speaker posts on the old AVR.


IMPORTANT: Ensure all amps are powered off when making cable/speaker wire connections.

Volume:
If the external amp/AVR has a volume knob, set it to at least 80% of maximum.

Setting:
If using an old AVR, set it to DIRECT sound mode.

Once the amp and speakers are connected, and the amp is powered on, run Audyssey again to add these new speakers into your setup using the following AMP ASSIGN setting:

If the external amp is used for the Height 2 speakers:

Assign Mode: 11.1
Floor
- Layout
: 5ch & SB
Height
– Height Sp
: 4ch
- Layout: Front Height + Rear Height (or whatever 2 settings are available that you want to use)
- Pre-out: Height2

Note: The above PREOUT = Height2 setting simply identifies which speaker pre-outs are being used for the "expansion" .... you can externally power as many additional speakers as desired as all the pre-outs are hot (ie. there is no setting to turn them ON) such that you could externally power up to all 11 speakers if you prefer. Note however, that if you do externally power all speakers (regardless of the number), use AMP ASSIGN = Pre-Amp instead of 11.1.

If the external amp is used for the Front L/R speakers:

Assign Mode: 11.1
Floor
- Layout
: 5ch & SB
Height
– Height Sp
: 4ch
- Layout: Front Height + Rear Height (or whatever 2 settings are available that you want to use)
- Pre-out: Front

Note: The above PREOUT = Front setting simply identifies which speaker pre-outs are being used for the "expansion" .... you can externally power as many additional speakers as desired as all the pre-outs are hot (ie. there is no setting to turn them ON) such that you could externally power up to all 11 speakers if you prefer. Note however, that if you do externally power all speakers (regardless of the number), use AMP ASSIGN = Pre-Amp instead of 11.1.
 

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AMP ASSIGN = Pre-Amp (SR6015/SR7015): This setting is only used when none of the internal amps are in use rather only external amps are being used (regardless of how many speakers are being externally amped); however, if you only want this Pre-amp mode feature on the Front L/R speakers, then select AMP ASSIGN = 11.1 regardless of whether you are using either 11/13 speakers in your setup. Note also that all the main zone pre-outs are always HOT, you don't have to set them to ON in order to add external amps (eg. if you have a 7.1 setup and you want to power the L/C/R speakers externally, then you simply connect the RCA cables to the L/C/R pre-outs, raise the volume on the external amp (if adjustable) to at least 80% of maximum, and then run Audyssey again to account for the different gain structure of the external amp compared to the AVRs internal amps.

Speaker Preset 1/2 - This feature will allow saving two different speaker configurations regardless of whether you save an Audyssey EQ or not as it is not an Audyssey related feature. One example of its use is to set Preset 1: Amp Assign = Pre-Amp using all external amps and Preset 2: Amp Assign = 11.1 with the internal amps powering another configuration either in the same room (possibly also using some of the external amps as well) or in another room. Another example would be using an Audyssey EQ with one preset and the Graphic EQ with another preset. Note also the Speaker Preset selection can also be saved in a Smart Select button as well.

A firmware update for the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app will now allow streaming an Audyssey EQ curve to either Speaker Preset 1 or Speaker Preset 2. If either or both Presets are already using an Audyssey EQ curve, the app will ask whether you want to "overwrite" the existing EQ curve for the Speaker Preset selected.

The following settings are saved to each of the Preset 1 (default) / Preset 2.
0 “Amp Assign” settings
0 “Speaker Config.” settings
0 “Distances” settings
0 “Levels” settings
0 “Crossovers” settngs
0 “Bass” settings
0 “2ch Playback” settings (SR7015 only)
0 “Front Speaker” settings
0 “Audyssey EQ” data
0 “Graphic EQ” data

IMAX Enhanced DTS/DTS:X Surround Parameters (SR6015/SR7015): You must be playing IMAX Enhanced DTS/DTS:X content in order to have access to the individual IMAX settings under "Surround Parameters." <IMAX Audio Settings> (Auto/Manual) in the factory default "Auto" setting will automatically change all speaker crossovers to 70Hz (ie. Crossover, Subwoofer mode, and LPF for LFE cannot be applied), otherwise if not desired, either set to "Manual" and adjust to suit your preference or set <IMAX> to "Off" and will play as regular DTS/DTS:X. Note also there is no Dynamic Range compression used with IMAX Enhanced DTS/DTS:X audio tracks.
 

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Where's the 8015...? :)
 

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Excited to hear about the NR1711, since I haven't seen that announced anywhere else yet. I've been looking for a replacement for my NR1604 that has AirPlay 2 and 4k60 OSD for volume, and this looks like it will fit the bill. Also thinking about a SR5015 to replace my SR6011 (I only need 5.1.2; I bought the SR6011 rather than the SR5011 because of the 4k60 support, but it looks like they all have it now so I can "downgrade".) So this could be a good year for Marantz taking my money.

The details here list 8 HDMI inputs for all three of the SR series receivers, but the pictures on the Marantz web site show 6/7/8, respectively. Do you know which is correct?
 

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Excited to hear about the NR1711, since I haven't seen that announced anywhere else yet. I've been looking for a replacement for my NR1604 that has AirPlay 2 and 4k60 OSD for volume, and this looks like it will fit the bill. Also thinking about a SR5015 to replace my SR6011 (I only need 5.1.2; I bought the SR6011 rather than the SR5011 because of the 4k60 support, but it looks like they all have it now so I can "downgrade".) So this could be a good year for Marantz taking my money.

The details here list 8 HDMI inputs for all three of the SR series receivers, but the pictures on the Marantz web site show 6/7/8, respectively. Do you know which is correct?
6/7/8 is correct with the Front HDMI input removed from the SR5015 and SR6015.
 
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