[HT-filter] Finally making the great leap forward from an old CRT tv and a dvd player setup to full-blown home theatre. I'm thinking of importing an AV Receiver from the US to Australia - am i going to regret this?
After much to-ing and fro-ing and reading and listening I have the speakers, screen and blu-ray input sorted but still need a an AV Reciever.
I was quite taken with the Pioneer 1019-AH
and would have purchased one were it not for the recent release of it's younger, sparklier sibling, the 1020
My problem, folks, is that the new product hasn't been released in Aus and when it is, it will likely be around AU$1400 - a very steep increase on a product current retailing on amazon or newegg for US$450.
I calculate that even with the local purchase of a step down transformer, shipping to Aus, the 5% agent charges
and return insurance I'll still be ahead. [Return insurance covers the shipping back to the US if there is a problem within warranty.]
Is there something i'm completely missing? A technical aspect that going to leave my movies silent and lifeless? (Or, worse, short everything to kingdom come!)