If you must have hdcp 2.3 then the AVR-x3600h is the only alternative to the SR6014, but you would have to give up the 7.1 analog inputs that most people don't need. Other than the HDAMs the two are nearly identical in all audio critical areas. If you can give up hdcp 2.3 and the 7.1 analog inputs then the AVR-X4500H and the SR7013 are virtually identical in all audio critical areas, except the HDAMs, that I do not consider an advantage at all.\n\n\nThank you man, but what is the gain with HDCP 2.3? Or what would I be missing in the future if I skip on it? It's not that I want it, but it it's to be future proof.\n\nAnd now when you mentioned it, what's about famous HDAM you don't like? ☺️ It is advertised as an advantage for audiophiles.