Right now newegg has the Pioneer vsx1120 for $499, only for a few more hours. My budget for a new avr was $550, so i'm also considering the Onkyo-807 ($539), Denon 2310($459) and I found a Pioneer Elite 92txh on craigslist for $380.
I've spent all day doing research and here's where i'm stuck at.
The vsx1120 seems to have the most features, which I like but i'm worried that I have no warranty from newegg (since they're not an authorized dealer) and I don't think it'll push anything close to the advertised 120watts, but I have room to add an amp later if I choose. On paper it seems a lot like my 1015 as far as watts and thx certification and Mcacc setup.
I've had good luck with onkyo's and the 807 has some nice features as well, minus the 3d passthrough. I like the Audyssey a lot and would like to be able to keep it but it's not necessary. Everyone says they're not as reliable, and run hot. The running hot doesn't concern me at all but if it explodes i'm out $540!
The Denon 2310 is an upgrade from my 1909 which i like, and i know it has the abt video processor, and i like the way denon's sound, but its only a slight increase in power and still lacks preouts and 3d capability.
I like the Elite 92txh except for the persistent problem everyone has seemed to have with them locking up, and not being covered by any warranty scares me. However it's a great price, but is the most bare bones out of all of them.
I'm talking myself is circles and it'd driving me nuts, and i know everyone here is very helpful and knowledgeable so i thought i'd share my delima. My sig shows my speakers (theater room) and i'm really looking for overall sound quality, low distortion, and adequate power on hand. Internet radio, and 3d passthrough and video upconversion are definitely a plus! I do have a 3d ready tv but i doubt i'll be running anything 3d for a while. I also have att cable which outputs 1080i so the hdmi-hdmi upconversion on the Marvell processor is nice. I just need someone's opinion as to what you would do in my situation, with my speakers and budget? Thanks so much and sorry for rambling i just feel like my head is going to explode.