This is kind of long... sorry... but thanks for any thoughts you have.
I was hoping to get some input on the Reciever that I think I have decided on.
First- my current AVR is a 5.1 RCA (stav3970) with Pioneer guts that is about 8 years old, has almost no input choices and is now dying.
If your curious, these are my needs -
I'm not running too powerful of stuff, basically a 5.1 RTi setup. I need 3 component inputs, and upconversion to component. 2 HDMI slots would be nice, but not needed. I'm trying to avoid upconversion to HDMI. I need one set of front a/v inputs. I also need at least 4 digital audio (any combo) total. I'd like a phono input, but I have a preamp if one isn't on the unit.
I think I have decided on the Pioneer VSX-917-K/S as it meets most of those needs. I've heard another Pioneer unit, and thought it sounded nice, but never heard this receiver on an RTi setup. It's been a long time since I've purchased an AVR, so I'm not sure if Pioneer still makes quality items or not.
Any good or bad experiences with that reciever?