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    I'm in the market for a new HT receiver because of all the changes in video processing. Right now to change from TVHD to DVD I must change the projector input and the audio input. Also if I use my S-VHS or laserdisc I must also change both inputs. I really want a receiver that can up convert everything to a HDMI signal. I want to be able to switch any audio/video singnal with the receievr's remote.

    I looked at the Pioneer VSX-82TXS but was concerned that the HDMI cable was compatable with all units. Not sure what that means because I thought HDMI cables were universal. I would also like to use and try the MCACC speaker EQ correction system. I was also concerned with the complexity of set up.

    I can spend between $1000 to $2000 for a new unit.

    Any advice on receivers would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Also, I have given up on any Sony receiver because of the set up complexity.

    Burn me once Sony and I will never forget it, even 10 years later.

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    this is my bid for best receiver...........

    http://nadelectronics.com/products/a...eceiver/images

    Power output (stereo, 8 ohms within rated distortion 2 x 150W (21.8dbW)
    IHF dynamic power 8 ohms 2 x 250W (23.9dBW)
    4 ohms 2 x 350W (25.4dBW)
    2 ohms 2 x 450W (26.5dBW)
    Simultaneous power output surround mode 7 x 120W (20.8dBW) - [7 x 190W(22.8dbW)Minimum Continuous Power (FTC)]
    Total Harmonic Distortion at rated power 0.05%
    IM Distortion at rated power 0.05%
    Damping factor 8 ohms 60
    Sensitivity and impedance (R and C) 400mV / 50k Ohms
    Frequency response 5Hz-20kHz 10 to 20,000 Hz 0.3dB
    Signal to noise ratio rated power 8 ohms >90dB
    1W/8ohms >80dB

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    More than $2000 but looks nice.

    What is different bewteen HDMI 1.1, 1.2 , 1.3?

    My front projector is 3 years old. Is this a factor for upconverting with a receiver?

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    heres a good article about hdmi
    http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/10/13...-for-hdmi-1-3/

    and a place for other good receivers

    http://www.soundpros.net/Scripts/pro...?idCategory=42

    the t763 would rock your world :)

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    You should look at the new Denon receivers or even Onkyo.
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    2k should give you a fairly nice window...

    I here the NAD is a great unit also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikezappa View Post
    I'm in the market for a new HT receiver because of all the changes in video processing. Right now to change from TVHD to DVD I must change the projector input and the audio input. Also if I use my S-VHS or laserdisc I must also change both inputs. I really want a receiver that can up convert everything to a HDMI signal. I want to be able to switch any audio/video singnal with the receievr's remote.

    I looked at the Pioneer VSX-82TXS but was concerned that the HDMI cable was compatable with all units. Not sure what that means because I thought HDMI cables were universal. I would also like to use and try the MCACC speaker EQ correction system. I was also concerned with the complexity of set up.

    I can spend between $1000 to $2000 for a new unit.

    Any advice on receivers would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    If you want "new new" Yamaha just released new $1200 and $1600, Denon has got some new stuff on the way if it isn't in the stores yet, or Pioneer Elite. If you want a deal, Denons will be a bit harder to find since they have been in a tight inventory spot for a couple of months, but Yamaha didn't...you could probably score a good deal on a 2700 if you aren't hooked on the HD surround issue.

    Arcam has the AVR280 in your price range (great sounding stuff, I have an AVR300), NAD has been mentioned. I'm not a Rotel guy at all, so I'm not going there. Sonically inferior to the Japanese stuff above, and $500-1000 more. I've done the head to head, and it wasn't pretty, the dealer just about sh*t his pants.

    That should be enough choices for anyone.
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    1.3 is the latest HDMI standard (we think). The Pioneer is not difficult to deploy. Listen to whatever you're going to get BEFORE you purchase unless you can return it without issue. Check out the way each sounds with your speakers in your room. Have fun, we've got the 84 and are extremely pleased. We use it as a pre/pro (as our LSI's are completely powered by external amps hanging off the 84) and the MCACC system is a nice touch. The 84 has 4 HDMI in's (fully configurable) and 1 HDMI out which goes to one of the 2 HDMI in's on our Plasma (the only HDMI cables we've had any luck with are the Blue Jean BJC Series-1 Belden Bonded-Pair HDMI). Just be sure to Listen to all the AVR's you're considering. Good luck, enjoy, and please keep us posted!!
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    http://us.marantz.com/Products/1875.asp#


    this Marantz receiver looks like a really nice unit.. lots of features... people don't often think of Marantz when thinking of receivers anymore for some reason.. but I think their's look pretty awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    http://us.marantz.com/Products/1875.asp#


    this Marantz receiver looks like a really nice unit.. lots of features... people don't often think of Marantz when thinking of receivers anymore for some reason.. but I think their's look pretty awesome.
    I've been eying the Marantz myself. Anyone have an opinion of them? Are they warm, nuetral, bright, etc? Here is a link to an authorized dealer of new and b-stock -
    http://www.accessories4less.com/cgi-...ory/AVReceiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikezappa View Post
    Also, I have given up on any Sony receiver because of the set up complexity.
    Funny how you should mention that:
    http://www.hometheatermag.com/receivers/907sony3300/

    As a former Sony AVR owner myself, I was surprised by this one.

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