Ah yes the good old days. Plain vanilla stereo with bass and treble knobs the only "processing".
Originally Posted by TLS Guy
That may be what you want but those days are over and businesses like to stay in business. That means selling people new products at affordable prices every 3-5 years. That means innovation. Sorry my friend but you're living in the past. Gone are the days when the average Joe had to spend a day's pay for a decent wrist watch or a month's pay for a 100w receiver. New features will continue to drive the market the way that new models and features drive the car market. That's just modern life and as somebody that likes toys I don't mind upgrading every 3-5 years. The Average $300 Onkyo or Pioneer is going to last 5 to 10 years but will be outgrown feature wise in 2-3.
Family Rm: Samsung 52" LCD, Onkyo TX-NR809, Emotiva XPA2 & XPA-3 amps, PS3, Oppo BDP-93, FIOS HD DVR, Salk Song Tower-RT, Song Ctr-RT, Song Surrounds, SVS PB12-Plus/2, Velo SMS-1, NeoTV 550, Roku 3, Harmony-1
Bedroom: Hitachi 42" LCD, FIOS HDTV, Onkyo TX-NR906, LG BD370, NeoTV550, 3x Sierra-1 NrT (LCR), Boston VRX srds, Hsu ULS-15, SMS-1, Harmony-1
Home Office: Onkyo TX-SR707, 2x EMP E41-B, Emotiva Ultra 12 sub, and a small media server