Yet another "help me choose a receiver" thread!

StewartG

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I've reading threads and researching HT and A/V issues for two days and I have a BIG headache.

I finally pulled the trigger on a bunch of DefTech speakers yesterday for my family room (20' by 20' with 18' ceiling, wood floors and lots of openings). SM350 L/R, C/L/R 2300 center, UIWBPA surrounds and Supercube 1 sub.

Now I need a new receiver to drive those suckers!

I will be buying a plasma or LCD 1080p display in a few months so here is what I need:

Solid amp, easy to use (WAF), with good quality 1080p upconversion (yes, I know, this is VERY relative!).

I would like to make sure that all inputs and outputs are all "user assignable" (but this is pretty standard now, yes?)

I would like to have ONE SINGLE output to my monitor so all video switching is done through the receiver (again, simplicty and WAF are key here). I would like to be able to do this via component cable output for the next few months until I get an HDMI monitor.

Anything else I should consider?

I'm inclined toward the Yamaha series, as I've enjoyed my RX-V595 for many many years now.

My current price range is a big higher. I could afford either the RX-V1700 or 2700 nowadays.

Any thoughts? Opinions? Questions?

All of your help and input is GREATLY appreciated!!!
 

Arthur S

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The Yamaha 2700 should be excellent. I also like the Denon 2703. Next June or July, Denon is coming out with a whole new line that will handle HDMI 1.3 and have the codecs for HD DVD and Blu Ray.

Happy New Year
 

StewartG

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Thanks so much for the response!

If I purchased something now, I would be inclined to go with the 2700.

Of course, the "responsible" thing would be to wait until the new lineups come out with HDMI 1.3 (not as big of a deal) as well as the codecs for HDDVD and blu ray... (much bigger deal!)
 

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