Re: Help me pick my new receiver.
I listened to the Denon, Onkyo, Marantz and Yamaha in my home before I bought my Marantz because musically the Marantz was the winner. I ended up buying the SR7001 because it did what I wanted it to do, sounded the same as the 8001 and was cheaper. As for 1080p the Marantz may not scale, Marantz believes that is the domain of the video,but it will pass 1080p. My second choice would have been the Denon. Sonically the Yamaha wasn't even close, it sounded to me like I had a blanket over my speakers.