The Receiver Thread

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Rollins

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Fire away....what’s best, what do you recommend. Good, bad, drop all your hot, steamy info here.
 

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I've got a Denon AVR-S710W. Its an older receiver but it has everything I need. Handles 4K video, HDR 10 and all HD audio formats including Dolby atmos.
 

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I recommend Pioneer,Denon|Marantz and Sony.
My personal fav being Pioneer especially the Elite series.

Currently own a Elite SC x701 which has 4K/60/HDR/Dolby Vision Atmos and DTS X.

Don't wanna spend Elite money? I recommened the Pioneer VSX-1131 which does everything above at a much lower price.
 
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Rollins

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So will these last for awhile or is any new tech coming that will require an upgrade...?
 

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Yes they cover the bases.
Only future tech(that might be up-gradable via future fw update) is HDMI 2.1 but its advantages ie 4K/120 hz isn't likely to be in any tech but maybe a 1180 ti.

Waiting for HDMI 2.1 is silly IMO.
 

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What’re the major differences between those 3?

And how much media actually uses 9.2..?
 

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Wattage and the Elite is a class D3 AVR.
Atmos and DTS X use many channels.

My fav is the Elite but you can't go wrong with any of the 3 in sound or features.
 

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Wattage and the Elite is a class D3 AVR.
Atmos and DTS X use many channels.

My fav is the Elite but you can't go wrong with any of the 3 in sound or features.
I’m probably not updgrading for a year or so. Obvoiusly these will be cheaper by then, so should I just keep an eye on these? Obviously there will be newer ones by then, but these should be plenty, right?
 

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They will be good still and maybe cheaper by then.

Newer models might have HDMI 2.1 (so might the models i posted via fw update)which isn't worth waiting for imo and will be more expensive.
 

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They will be good still and maybe cheaper by then.

Newer models might have HDMI 2.1 (so might the models i posted via fw update)which isn't worth waiting for imo and will be more expensive.
And what is the deal with HDMI 2.1?
 
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Rollins

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When something has the power to run it.
1080 ti can't run modern games 4K 120 fps nor will next gen consoles.
Movies run @ 24hz.
I was thinking more for movies. I guess I mean will it become an industry standard at some point...? Or is this like a ‘super high end fringe’ type of thing?

Either way, when I finally build a new home theater in the next year or 2, I’ll be asking you the same questions 😎
 

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Movies can do 4K 60hz right now but don't... they won't be doing 120hz either... but can you imagine? LOL
Now sports 4K/120/HDR would be AMAZING!
 

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I coulda swore someone posted in a video, here on union, about the Xbox One X supporting it later... it’s supposed to support freesync at 120 hz
1440p/120hz the X supports now which is nice.
The HDMI 2.1 spec(which isn't available at this time true) will be used in many devices...
But software actually running at that spec is a different story.
X has no chance of running hq current games @4K/120hz. Some games on future PC's might and maybe a indie game or 2 on X2/PS5..
 

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I recommend Pioneer,Denon|Marantz and Sony.
My personal fav being Pioneer especially the Elite series.

Currently own a Elite SC x701 which has 4K/60/HDR/Dolby Vision Atmos and DTS X.

Don't wanna spend Elite money? I recommened the Pioneer VSX-1131 which does everything above at a much lower price.
That's the receiver I have and it has been great for years. 0 issues. I also recommend Yamaha receivers as I had one before the Pioneer and that was great too before I sold it.