For many years now, you could say you weren't really playing with the big boys until you stepped up to a $1000 receiver. All of these receivers will have HDMI 1.4 inputs and outputs, all of which support 3D. You're going to get an onscreen display over HDMI standard and can expect video upconversion and scaling from analogue to HDMI 1080p. While your entry level receivers have to cut a lot of corners and at the $500 price point you find manufactures picking a focus, here, you get a lot more. Networking, multizone, THX certification, auto setup and calibration, and tons of extras. To help you out with your decision, we're taking a close look at offerings from Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony, and Harman Kardon.
Discuss "2010 $1000 A/V Receiver Comparison Guide" here. Read the article.
Nice to see Yamaha back in the game again with a solid receiver. I would liek to point out because it wasn't mentioned in the review that the YPAO for teh Advantage line is multipoint. This started with the RX-V1900/3900 series.
The Pictue of the Pioneer VSX-33 is not correct. The model shown is roughly 5-8 years old.
Here is a link to the correct photo from the Pioneer website.
corrections made. Keep the critiques coming when needed. As you guys could imagine, its very difficult to get accurate information on products just solely looking at online specs and user manuals. For example, hardly anyone documents if their receiver has HDMI pass thru during standby, which IMO is a critical feature, much more so that 3D!
Pursuing the truth in audio & video...
I love the the part in the conclusion "superior Yamaha". Has a nice ring to it.
Looks like Yamaha and Denon have some really nice gear at that price point.
SHARP Aquos LC70LE640U
Denon AVR-4311ci, Emotiva IPS-1
APC H15 Power Conditioner
PS3, Wii, XBOX 360 Elite Slim
Dell Inspiron 660 HTPC
Def Tech BP7001SC, CLR3000, BPX, BP10, BP2X
SVS PB13-Ultra on Great Gramma
Explorer 4250 HD cable box
Yamaha RX-V1800 Onkyo M-5140 amp
Xbox 360 Elite, PS3 Slim
Dell Vostro 400 HTPC
Def Tech BP7006, CLR2300, BPX
SVS PC12 Ultra & 20-39PC+ on Subdude HD
If have to take educated guess, my bet Denon uses Analog Devices for it's video scaler and very probable it's from ADV734x family
Hint is on Denon website - "NSV Technology" icon has AD logo in it