in order of importance, IMO
- pre-outs to add another amp if desired.
- Multi EQ Xt vs 2-EQ. Help solve acoustics for 8 positions, rather than 2.
- just a tad more power
- THX Select2 vs no THX at all.
Now, if you can swing the 805... I just recently got a refurbed for about $600. Now we are talking nearly DOUBLE (60 amps vs 36 amps) the current. Ultra 2. BurrBrown DACs. Zone3 (who cares). something else?
I've narrowed the field to these two receivers (plus maybe a couple of others as a distant 3rd/4th). I think either receiver will last as long as I want. I want HDMI processing, not simply passing through the signal (I think both process). Any recommendations? Frankly, I can't see the huge difference between these two models....besides $200.