I'm looking to make a couple of changes to my systems in hopes of acheiving the following: 1) get TrueHD and DTS-MA 2) improve my 2-channel rig.
Here's what I'm considering as a low cost option to accomplish both objectives. 1) Buy an H/K 254. This unit has pre-outs and decodes the new codecs. I believe it's the most inexpensive AVR that does both and it can be had for a little under $400 at amazon.com. 2) Move my H/K 7300 to the 2-channel and bi-amp with my Adcom 545.
I believe this would be an upgrade for both systems...especially when I add a better 5 channel amp to the HT in the hopefully near future. I'm even considering the Emotiva xpa-3 and powering the surrounds with the Adcom GFA-6000.
If you think there are better options (or if this is just a bad idea) let me know. Check my sig. to see my current set-ups.