I've got a few hundred extra bucks and I'm trying to determine whether or not I should upgrade my receiver. I currently have a Denon 1803 that I like a lot (80 wpc). I was looking at the Yamaha RX-V1400 or the new Denon 3805. I'd rather stay with Denon, but the 3805 is a couple hundred bucks more than the Yamaha. I don't want to spend any more than $650.
For those of you who have recently upgraded, is it worth upgrading??? (Please indicate what you upgraded from). I am mainly interested in acquiring better sound quality. Not concerned about auto calibration and other such gimmicks, but PLIIx sounds interesting.
I'm about 60/40 movies to music and never play either one loudly. My room is 13' by 20' with 8 ft. ceilings. I have a 6 channel setup (it's all my room will allow) and play music only in 2 channel mode. I rarely play the TV through the HT setup. Is pursuing PLIIx worth the upgrade in my case?
Sub: Hsu VTF-2
DVD/CD player: Cambridge Audio 540D (awesome!!!)
Thanks for your input.
P.S. -- one more question: should I save more pennies and invest in an upgradable receiver? Are they worth the extra bucks just for that feature?