Upgrading to Yamaha RXV673 and Panasonic DMP-BDT320?
I'm keen to get some opinions on whether I should consider upgrading my Blu-ray player and AV receiver - please see models in my sig below.
The Denon has become a tad glitchy in recent months, with random cut-outs and switching between inputs on its own for no reason. While it still does a very capable job of driving the KEFs, my trust in it is starting to weaken.
I'm tempted by the Yamaha RXV673, which Richer Sounds are currently offering at £299.95 - this seems a bit of a steal for a previously £500 award winner. Its inclusion of AirPlay to allow streaming music from iOS devices is a very big plus for me too. Can anyone offer an opinion as to whether this seems like a worthwhile upgrade for the price? Do you think its sound will be comparable to (or preferably better than) that of my Denon.
My Blu-ray player is also playing up (it randomly paused and glitched several times last night during the brand-new Star Trek Into Darkness disc). If I do upgrade I'd like to stick with Panasonic (just because the BD80 seems to provide a better picture with my TV than my previous Sony player did). Richer also have the DMP-BDT320 for £99.95, which again seems a great price - do you think this'd be a worthwhile upgrade? Considering my BD80 was top of Panasonic's range in its day, whereas the 320's more mid-range, I'm not sure how to compare the two.
Any thoughts will be much appreciated!