Looking to upgrade from my trusty Yamaha (few years old, no HDMI inputs, etc.) and came across the Rotel 15 series. Reviews were favorable, but a couple mentioned some degradation in the video. So, I guess there are two questions: 1) has anyone personally tried out the 1550 and 2) any other brands out there in the $2K price range that are worth checking out? I'll be honest, the salesperson I spoke with presented himself as quite the audiophile and used the term "low end of the high end" when referring to the Rotel, which was sort of appealing.