I am looking to buy an AV receiver on a tight budget. My search has narrowed down to the Pioneer VSX-D912K or Yamaha RX-V540. As far as I can make out these are the differences between the two in terms of features (correct me if I am wrong):
Yamaha has progressive scan component video switching*
Yamaha has on screen display
Pioneer needs 8 ohm speakers
Pioneer auto set up is raved about
Pioneer has DTS96/24 for dts encoded cd
The subwoofer crossover frequency is 80Hz vs 100 Hz
I am looking for a good match with my Paradigm Cinema 90 speakers - which are rated 'compatible with 8 ohms.' Is it a safe assumption that the Pioneer 912 will work well with the Cinema 90's?
Should I be looking at any other consideration?
Thanks for all responses,
*PS I looked at https://www.ecoustics.com/electronics/forum/home-audio/10343.html , but I am still not clear if the Pioneer will do progressive or HD component video switching
New memberUsername: Willow
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As far as the video goes, best to route it directly from the source to your TV - component signal ideally - unless you have multiple component sources.
The Pioneer will easily drive the 8 ohm Paradigms
DTS 96/24 is a a newer form of dts encoding that uses higher sampling rates. As far as I know not much material is out on 96/24 as yet.