Lol.Man, I thought I'd check the "deals" thread for kicks and giggles.
Is $700 JUST for a receiver a good deal? It sounds like all of the new technology completely sucks and fails in 10 years. You're out $100/year at that rate for the cost of appreciation and foregone investing. What are these manufacturers smoking?
However I would argue that - and this is if you like having good sound and tech all around the house , AV/AR ‘s can be used a bit longer down the road than other bits of techPeople spend thousands of dollars on computers, thousands of dollars on smartphones and you'd be lucky to get 10 years out of them. An AVR is just like those pieces of high tech - there is always something new coming down to obsolete your unit.
10 year old receivers can't do 4k, nevermind 8k, high frame rates, variable frame rates, object based audio (Atmos and dtsX). So if you didn't change anything in 10 years and didn't want to upgrade, then it would be a concern, otherwise you'd have changed out your equipment so it doesn't matter if it only lasts 10 years if you only use it for 5 and replace it.
This pricing is shamefully inflated and consumer hostile, mildly expressed. I thought Sweden was exceptional western world banana republic where people are ripped off by greedy retail monopoly.For Marantz not much out there except this 7013 for $1599 at Crutchfield.
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For Denon they have the 4500 on sale for $1299.
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In America at least, Denon/Marantz sets a MSRP. They can only advertise this price. Some dealers will discount if you call them or via email, but by contract with Denon/Marantz they can't advertise a lower price unless there is an official sale going on. A good way to spot an unauthorized dealer is if they are advertising a price that doesn't match MSRP.This pricing is shamefully inflated and consumer hostile, mildly expressed. I thought Sweden was exceptional western world banana republic where people are ripped off by greedy retail monopoly.
1. Will you get D&M warranty which is valid in your area, in case you need to repair failed unit ?The stock on receivers is pretty bad right now. I'm glad I picked something up from eBay a few weeks ago. It's going to be a while before there are any killer deals out there.
1. Will you get D&M warranty which is valid in your area, in case you need to repair failed unit ?
2. The most attractive start bidding is on a very few older higher end AVR's which already have been in use for several years, which means the increased risk of hardware failure, and we all are aware of the insane heat development property with Denon/Marantz units.
This pricing is shamefully inflated and consumer hostile, mildly expressed. I thought Sweden was exceptional western world banana republic where people are ripped off by greedy retail monopoly.
From reading the D&M AVR tech spec the eARC/HDMI is supported by Denon models starting from 6400 4500 3600 and onwards, and Marantz models starting from 7013 6014 and onwards ?I got an X4300H for $740. That's $250 better than I had seen refurb 4500s going for, $450 better than new, and for my purposes there is no meaningful difference in the features between the 4300/4400/4500. $250 is enough compensation for the added risk of taking a loss.
Hej mr death-no-13-silly-questions-forever!Well, its supply and demand in action. It also opens up the opportunity for you to start manufacturing your own receiver and start raking in the big bucks. So, when can you start shipping as we all are looking for a cheap receiver?