I personally think your choice is correct over the peers you have mentioned here. They are having ABT 1015 which is good for upscalling.
Price is 65% more than USA price. I tried to get VSX-21TXH from ebay but seller came back telling that he didnt know how much it weighs and he would charge extra ($132) for shipping above the total charges. I had to cancel the bid unfortunately. Next time I visit USA, i'll try to get this model for myself.:clapping:
for model :cheers:
for ebay buying : i would :argue:
tried hard this month to source Pioneer Elite VSX-21txh from Best Buy. Someone was on short visit to CA and tried to purchase from Best Buy. The receiver is in heavy demand and goes off the shelves as soon as it comes ( within 3 days stock goes off the shelves)
Why don't you try one of the newer Pioneer models which have just come out? The Pioneer VSX-1120 almost is in the Elite price range, and has got a better video chip, and looks to be an excellent receiver.
vsx 1120 is coming out in June '10. Also no specification has come out on their official website. Although it uses Marvell chip for video upconversion. It will be interesting to see that who is better ABT or Marvell.