About to move my home theatre setup and I'm going to need a new receiver
it will be my 3rd so I'm looking beyond the entry level this time and it'll be paired with all this
the upcoming benq w1080st projector (big image, short throw - its a small room) throwing to a 120" screen.
this screen drops down in front of a Samsung ue55f8000 tv SO I WOULD PREFER 2 HDMI outputs
kef 3005 se speakers and sub
sony bdp s790 blu ray player for blu ray and DVDs and CDs (very occasionally)
ps3 for games
mac mini connected to a 10tb Drobo which houses all my media. I use iTunes for all my music and the incredible Plex media server for tv shows and a few movies. I watch loads of tv shows and listen to loads of music. Most of the films I watch are hd.
A Pioneer DVL909 laserdisc player (I like it old school) for laserdiscs and region 1 DVDs
I currently throw my music to a couple of AirPlay speakers around the house too
Ideally I was thinking of spending £500-750
Ive been looking at the Yamaha rx-a820 and found one for £599. But having had a chat with the yamaha support guys they're keen to point out the rx-a1020 handles music better and is obviously newer and more expensive. Also they both have AirPlay, 4k upscaling and passthru and quite a few bells and whistles. 1020 is gonna be best part of £1000
but looking around I see the rx-a3010, last years flagship £2000 model is available for £799. It reviewed well and looks the part but isn't future proof without 4k functionality and doesn't have airplay. The mac will be plugged into this receiver however so I don't really need it to receive airplay. Although it would be nice to throw stuff to it from my ipad. Also the 3010 is missing networking features which I think will be noticeable soon. Everything I do is at some point done through wifi
i like the lol of the yamahas, aesthetically they're easy on the eye and that is semi important to me and obviously they won the awards, but I'm open to suggestions
I'd be very grateful to hear susuggestions
thanks very much