Decision made; well, sort of...
As discussed on another thread, I've been debating whether to upgrade my BDP or AVR (with a view to being fully 3D ready).
Without going into detail, I've decided to upgrade the AVR. Now it's a question of which one.
Fortunately that means I've no need to become further entangled in the Oppo 103 debate (though I'd still quite like one)!
The Yamaha RX-A810 is a very strong contender, though it's not as persuasive with stereo as I'd like.
I don't have a separate hi-fi system, so I'd really like my living room system to perform well with music as well as films. I appreciate that a dedicated stereo system will outperform an AVR, but it'd be a real bonus if my system did a decent job with music.
With a budget of £500 (with perhaps a little flexibility), what are the alternatives? I've read of a few glitches with Onkyo receivers this year, which has given me pause.
I'm running B&W series 3 front and centre speakers, with an Acoustic Energy Radiance sub.
Blu-rays and DVDs remain my priority. If the Yamaha turns out to be the best option I'll have to move pretty swiftly, as there's only one in stock at my local RS.