11-28-2007, 01:59 PM
looking into this one.
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i like the 4 hdmi inputs(computer, camcorder, BRay and one for future) not sure if it is overkill. Anyone have any info on the elite series stuff.<ul><li><a href="http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/kuro/product/details/0,,2076_310069789_475749029_tab=B,00.html?compName =PNA_V3_ProductDetailsComponent">Pioneer Elite 94thx</a></li></ul>
11-28-2007, 03:22 PM
The remote isn't the best, but if you're planning on an after market remote (always a good idea) it won't matter.
The Integra DTR 7.8 might work well for you too - it gives the Elite a good run for it's money. All depends on your speakers.
11-28-2007, 05:22 PM
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11-29-2007, 06:17 AM
If not, an Anthem avm 20 may suffice. One on ebay now for $1300/1400 I think. (link below)
I run 7.1 sound through an now old Aragon system I have and am still working to complete a thx ultra II on the cheap. (3 speakers to go;) But there is no hdmi connection on this system.
My plasma only has one hdmi input anyway so I run everything through an hdmi switch. Audio can use the optical connections.
Configured like this, I can just watch normal tv or DVD sound through the tv speakers or turn down the audio and run the sound through the receiver.
This is kind of an out of the box solution, but sounds good to me and you can get great stuff one generation old for a huge savings.
Good luck!<ul><li><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Anthem-AVM20-mint-black_W0QQitemZ300175248560QQihZ020QQcategoryZ1205 0QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">ebay link to anthem 20</a></li></ul>
11-29-2007, 09:16 AM
Of course, some people don't *like* the Denon so...
11-29-2007, 09:46 AM
Plenty of power for my 7.2 Definitive Technology speakers and 21x17 dedicated room. I'm also sending 1080p signal via a 50ft HDMI run to a front projector with no problems.
Highly recommend -- I compared Yamaha/Denon/NAD/Onkyo and found the Pioneer just sounded warmer to my ear.
11-29-2007, 10:01 AM
But go listen for yourself with speakers. I liked it over the Denon, Onkyo, etc. But the Elite is a nice receiver and pretty bulletproof.
11-29-2007, 10:41 AM
This generation of Denon receivers have fallen below their normal standards and Pioneer's current crop comprehensively outperforms the Denon line price with the speakers I've tried.
Could be that Denon put features well above sonics on the prioroty list.