Originally Posted by Harleyujoe
IS THERE GOING TO BE THAT MUCH MORE MY EARS WILL HEAR FROM THESE MACHINES.
I GUESS YOU JUST HEAR SO MUCH ON SPECS OF ALL THESE MACHINES AND WONDER .
I JUST WANT IT FOR DVD AND BLU RAY PLAYING.
i WOULD JUST LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS CHANGE
MAYBE TO GIVE ME SOME THOUGHT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE ON A RECEIVER..
I recently moved from a low-end Pioneer VSX-D812 to a Yamaha RX-V1800 and find the difference to be significant. Previously, when all 6 channels were pumping, the AVR would just "shrink" in to a muddy sounding mess. The new unit strongly presents all channels with muscle to spare. Also, having HDMI 1.3 and the decoders allows for decoding of the advanced audio codecs of BD and HD DVD. I also can now listen to DVD-A and SACD over HDMI, which was lacking on my previous receiver.
IMO, it was definitely worth the $$.