I have been buying AV receivers for the past 10 years and have always gone with Sony systems, DAV-SA30, STR-DG700 & STR-DH800 so nothing super expensive but more entry level stuff. Back in November i was looking at replacing my current STR-DH800 with the STR-DN1040 just due to the fact of needing more HDMI sockets and the big plus point having 2 HDMI out sockets but by that time the STR-DN1040 was out of production so that was the end of that. Now its the new year i have started looking again and my sights have been set on the Pioneer VSX-924, my main reason for looking at this amp is the dual HDMI out socket, i do a fair bit of video capturing and atm have to have a number of extra devices (HDMI matrix, audio decodes etc) in order to send video to 2 displays whilst down sampling aduio im hoping with this av receiver im able to remove the majority of these devices out of the loop as they are creating audio & video sync issues.
Is the Pioneer VSX-924 or Denon AVRX2100W a good upgrade from the STR-DH800, im no audio audiophile but thought the SRT-DH800 was a solid unit for the money the only real issue i ever had with it was when watching films (and this mainly occurs in horror films) when there is a distant sound in a scene and the actors on screen were looking about i couldn't hear these very subtle sounds, now i dont know if this was down to the amp itself or the Sony SSP88 6.1 Speakers ive had since my STR-DG700!?.
Which out of the Pioneer VSX-924 or Denon AVRX2100W is the better amp or are they both solid low/mid range av receivers?