becoming available. To not take serious note of it would seem silly. I say that even though I, among many, am not concerned for it not being essential & we have investment in slightly older tech.
In just the next few months, all the majorbrands will have rolled out their first line of 1.3 compatible stuff. So,no need to rush quite yet. It's not going away, but becoming newly available. A little time to get things like c/net reviews is only good info for you.
Yes, obviously the possibility of tempting markdown deals of stuff out there now has some attraction. My opinion is that unless you would use that opportunity to get into a higher end brand, reject the short range bargain & go for the latest technology. You have indicated your comfortable price point. That is nicely realistic & gives you quite a few alternative options. I always urge going with the best quality brand that is reasonable available to you.
Receivers as excellent values have only gotten better for consumers in recent years. That money will get a lot of capability. Don't hesitate to post back when getting more specific in your quest.
My AV receiver is going bad, and I'm looking to replace it with a mid-level (sub-$1k) priced one. I will probably be using this one for at least 7-8 years.
What is everyone's opinion? Should I wait for the newer receivers which support HDMI version 1.3 or should I get one of the ones currently on the market?