...Icing part for me was the Audussey. I love having that and the ability to change LCPM 5.1 to 7.1.
I have a Denon AVR 4806, where I can convert 5.1 SACDs/DVD-As into 7.1 through DenonLink and still have the Equing of Audyssey, which is pretty cool. :TI have to agree, Audussey and pre outs is a must have!
Other things I like is a large power supply and good remote control that is back lit and has a good button layout.
Mine is reliability. I really don't care for all the features, I don't use very many and really resent being forced into buying a bunch of features I don't want (not just receivers, goes for almost all consumer electronics and auto's these days :hissyfit . I like simple, powerful and reliable.
Wow! Excellent. I agree 100% with you on all these features. Very well put, and from an experienced pro. :TI look for a receiver to first and forost have a very good power supply to drive both 8 and 4 ohm speakers without issue. After selling AV gear for over 13 years, I can attest that a beefy power supply is will always give you better sound.
Next is connectivity. Three or more HDMI inputs are a must and Preamp outs are very handy for upgrading to more powerfull amps.
Lastly, a good room eq can really improve your speaker/room interaction. Since most of us have less than perfect media rooms this has become a must-have feature.
My favorite is the Audyssey Multi-eq.
Hi ggallaway,When I go to upgrade my receiver (Onkyo 705) I will look for more HDMI inputs, On screen volume display, and Dynamic EQ.
There are probably many others I am not thinking of at the moment but those ones are key.
Thanks bob! Do you think the dynamic eq is a significant improvement for those of us that listen at lower volume levels? or is it just gimmiky? usually we are watching at -38db on the 705Hi ggallaway,
Perhaps with the Onkyo TX-SR707 or the TX-NR807? :jiggy:
The TX-SR707 has 6 HDMI inputs, and the TX-NR807 has 7 of them (including the one on the front panel).
Plus, the TX-NR807 has the Ethernet Network port, for accessing these features.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ is a great feature for people like us that like to listen at lower volume level.Thanks bob! Do you think the dynamic eq is a significant improvement for those of us that listen at lower volume levels? or is it just gimmiky? usually we are watching at -38db on the 705